A few days ago, my wife suggested a little challenge: let’s not drink alcohol at all in November.
Don’t worry: we don’t have any alcoholism issues. We just thought it’d be nice to take a little break, and see how difficult it could be.
Can it be done?
But it got me thinking. Why stop there?
A few years ago, Matt Cutts started posting about his 30 day challenges: for 30 days, he would try something new. Whether it be getting rid of a habit or starting a new one, 30 days is just enough time to test yourself. Check his TED talk to find out more:
What does it mean for me? Well, first that means no more whisky on Fridays in November, and no more wine after a long day at work. ? I haven’t decided what I’ll do in December, but to make myself accountable I’ll blog about each challenge, so you’ll know how it went and you’ll know what each one of my challenges will be. You’re free to join me! ?
Here are a few ideas I’ve had for a future challenges:
- No Twitter for 30 days.
- No chocolate (my wife and I already agreed to do that challenge in January.)
- Going to bed an hour earlier for 30 days.
- Take a picture every day.
- Give up sugar.
- Go one month without data on my phone.
- No work for a month.
- No more multitasking for a month.
- No more TV in the evening.
Do you have any other ideas for me? Let me know in the comments!