Monthly Challenges

Inspired by a post I read over at Offbeat Home & Life (and the TED video mentioned in the comments) I’ve decided to try adjusting my usual desire to overhaul after the holidays by breaking it in to monthly chunks.  I love the attainability of it.  Obviously I’m hoping some of the challenges become habits, but let’s celebrate small victories!  I’m going to go all Kindergarten on this project too.  I’ve ordered a calendar (which is handy in it’s own right) and I’m going to sticker the heck out of that thing on the days I stick to my challenge.  As mentioned in the Offbeat post I’m also finding myself already being mindful of challenges I hope to do in future months too.

I’m resisting (trying hard to anyway) planning them out in advance.  I want to make sure my challenges work with what is going on in my life and don’t set my self up with an impossible feat.  I obviously have some ideas, but I’ll wait til the end of the month to assign the next one.  Some possibilities:

  • Exercise-every-day month
  • Drink-all-my-water month
  • Screen-free-home month
  • Make-art-every-day month
  • Spend-nothing-out-of-budget month
  • Journal-every-day month
  • Floss-every-day month
  • Stick-to-a-sleep-schedule month
  • Take-a-photo-everyday month

I’m completely open to suggestions!  These are mostly all very self-improvement focused but they don’t have to be so serious.

5 Responses

  1. Dave
    Dave 8 January, 2013 at 12:58 pm | | Reply

    There are some excellent easy bread alternatives out there, that use almond flour instead of wheat flour.

    I came up with one that pretty much fills the “I want an english muffin” niche, although it isn’t nearly as sturdy.

  2. Jon
    Jon 12 January, 2013 at 7:49 pm | | Reply

    Awesome! I’ve been eating paleo since September, kicked off with a month of Whole30 eating to detox. Feeling so much healthier and energetic, plus some weight and belly fat has melted right off. I’m doing another Whole30 ths month, bringing the Mrs. along with me ths time.

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