In 2019, I decided to try something new and set a monthly challenge for each month of the year.
I’m one of those people who wants to do everything and this is how I do it. To get everything done, he focuses on one thing at a time, instead of doing everything all at once and giving up within a week.
This idea is not original at all and I found hundreds of articles online by other bloggers who have done similar things. If you like this idea, please join me and take on your own 12 Month Girlfriend Challenge. Let us know in the comments below or on social media!
In the new year, I set myself every resolution in the book and want to try every new fad and every exercise method.
I’m one of those people who read clickbaity articles with titles like, “I did this one thing every morning and it changed my life!” The only problem is that he reads 10 of these articles on the same day and completely fails trying to do them all at once.
I recently watched a YouTube video about Casey Neistat’s daily routine and found that he attributes much of his success to waking up early each morning. So, naturally, I immediately wanted to start waking up at 4:30am every day!
Then I met a friend who was just starting yoga. She goes to class every day and she says she looks incredibly beautiful and feels great. Naturally, I wanted to do that right away.
Then I found a book I was reading where the author attributes her success to a minimalist lifestyle.
And then I read an old blog post of mine where I attributed my success back then to not watching TV, and I remembered how much more productive I was when I didn’t spend every night glued to the TV. Ta.
Then I talked to Sam and he reminded me that my next challenge should be daily video blogging. It’s a really fun new way to document my life, and it could be a new challenge as I approach 10 years of blogging.
do you understand? all.
I’m going to decide on 12 things I want to try in 2019 and spend a month on each.
I’m not going to try to do them all at once come January 1st. I’d like to stay calm and do one thing at a time, preferably for a full 28 to 31 days. I hope that by the end of this year I can find some things that really make a difference in my life. Some things that make me feel healthier, more productive, and happier.
These are 12 new things I want to try to see if they make a difference in my life.
Side note: I’m not going to lie. Some of these things I’m not sure I want to do (like waking up at 4:30 a.m.), but I hear a lot of people say you should do a lot of things in the morning. And it helps them become even more productive. I hope it’s the same as when I did Dry January. I fully expected to feel great by the end of January after being sober for a full month. I thought I would be healthier, lose weight, feel lighter, feel more energetic, and have more energy. However, I didn’t really notice any changes and realized that there was nothing wrong with my drinking. Needless to say, I won’t be doing Dry January anymore!
- yoga every day
- running every day
- Vegan for a whole month
- daily video blog
- daily blog posts
- Wake up at 4:30am every day
- No TV for 1 month – completed in January
- daily meditation
- One photo a day
- 1 month without buying anything (other than food and fuel)
- 1 month of zero waste – in progress in February
These are the 12 tasks I plan to complete every day for a month.
They are not necessarily done in order, so the dilemma now is which one to do first. What do you think? Which would you like to see come first, or which one would you like to see come first?
January is a very busy month, but I’m planning on staying pretty consistent for the rest of the year.