Inspired by Matt Cutts, I’ve periodically challenged myself to do something for 30 days straight. Thus far, these 30 Day Challenges have been eliminations or daily activities.
I appear to be on a hiatus right now. Mostly because I have a project for 2014 of habits instead.
This is made substantially easier by eating most of my meals at the Twitter cafeteria. I wrote a brief blog post about my gluten-free challenge here.
(Again, a Minimum Enjoyable Action. The minimum here (aside from the yoga mat) is something I can do even if I’m elsewhere. I’m planning to ultimately make the minimum action slightly more, but I want to keep it super-minimal to begin with.)
(It’s not healthy to suddenly start running every day, so sometimes I just go outside and stretch. It’s also nice because the pressure is really low: no matter how tired/sore I am, I can do that. No excuses. It’s the Minimum Enjoyable Action, as talked about in this post)
(This idea is from The Power of Less by Leo Babauta.)
(Find out more here.)
(This was a lot of fun. Sometimes I also made others laugh.)
(This was tough, and I accidentally forgot, but I did it successfully even when my friends were pestering me to watch a video. I just listened instead.)
(Why 40 days? My sudden urge to give up sugar came right as lent was about to start, so I figured it went with the spirit of fasting that lent hypothetically embodies. For more, see 40 Days Unsweetened.)
(I totally failed at this one, because I tried to suddenly do so much. In the future I’ll scale it up minute by minute.)
(The point for this was to help myself learn to lucid dream, but I didn’t keep up with that after the challenge.)
(I slipped up partway through but still did pretty well. You can read/hear these poems/songs here.)
Have any suggestions for future challenges? Comment below or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.