30 posts in 30 days is harder than I thought. I decided on Nov 1st to try blogging so 30 posts in 30 days is what it was. Usually 30 days is a good round number for me. I reckon trying something on for 30 days is the way to go. You figure out if you like something, if its a novelty, you push through as you hit a wall, come out the other side and you’ve likely learned something. By the time day 30 hits, I take a three day break. This is key for me. It’s during that time, that I know if I’ll maintain whatever it is that I’ve tried. It’s a three day hiatus, for me to decide if I want to make it part of my lifestyle, or if it was just good enough to have tried it. Just long enough to miss it, but just short enough that I don’t slip out of the habit.
I tried a 30 day yoga challenge in 2012, and enjoyed it so much that when a friend of mine decided to do one just one day before i finished mine, i joined her. Doing the challenge was a revelation for me, and that was part of the turning point in realising that yoga was going to become a lifestyle change more than exercise.
I needed to clean up my language, so I tried 30 days without swearing. That. was. impossible. I failed almost daily, but I did cut down a heck of a lot. That challenge taught me that sometimes I should be more realistic with the parameters I set around a challenge. Maybe I should have just aimed to cut down on the swears.
30 day challenges for me, are a source of fun, and a good way for me to try and accomplish something.