MY YEAR OF 30-DAYS CHALLENGES

I am a big sucker for lists and plans. My business planner is all scratched out and weeks ahead all have at least three things written in them. I like to know what I have to do; when I have to do it, and possibly add as many steps as I can. Just so I have more items to scratch off! This little self-delusion works pretty well for me and motivates me to do more.

So, its no wonder I now have a B2 sized plan of my entire year! It arrived a bit late from aliexpress, so I missed two whole months, which worked out fine, cause I had planned for a total of 10 challenges to go through, until the end of the year.

MY GO-TO DIARY FOR WRITING DOWN SILLY IDEAS SUCH AS THIS ONE

Without further ado, here are the ten 30 days challenges I will try to accomplish in 2020. Each will get its own blog post, with details on how I plan to do them and what my rewards will be, so stay tuned to read more!

MY CHALLENGES FOR 2020

#1 AVOIDING BAKERIES AND PASTRY SHOPS | MARCH | No bread, croissants or any kind of baked goodies!

#2 EVERYDAY WORKOUTS | APRIL | Yes, every single day. This does not include stretches, but full-on workouts.

#3 6AM CLUB | MAY | This will be a 30 days long punishment, I think

#4 READING AN ARTICLE A DAY | JUNE | Scientific, not fashion articles.

#5 10 000 STEPS A DAY | JULY | Maybe the hottest month isn’t a good choice for this challenge, but what the hell, let’s make it interesting!

#6 NO SCREEN IN BED | AUGUST | Hoping this habit will stick, cause I’m kinda addicted.

#7 FOREIGN MOVIES MONTH | SEPTEMBER | I usually watch stupid movies and shows, just to have some sound in the background, so I would like to start watching something good.

#8 INCTOBER | OCTOBER | I am not very good at illustrations but I love having sketches as memories from my travels, so I’ll try to make some of my everyday life.

#9 NO SPEND MONTH | NOVEMBER | This, of course, excludes groceries. Hopefully, I’ll save some money to spend on great Christmas presents.

#10 DECLUTTERING MONTH | DECEMBER | Ending the year with a 30 day declutter seems like a good way to enter the new year, don’t you think?

Each month I’ll publish a blog post about the challenge, with more details, and a quick recap of the past month’s challenge, so keep an eye on the blog, if you’d like.

REWARDS SYSTEM

TO KEEP ME MOTIVATED

Rewards are the key to finishing challenges, at least for me. I must point out how difficult it was to come up with 10 rewards! Not because I had so many to choose from, but because there’s nothing I really want. This might sound weird, I know, but I prefer to look at it in terms of being satisfied with what I have, enjoying simple treats such as watching movies and shows while eating something junky, etc. When it comes to shopping, I have been trying to buy fewer clothes and accessories for quite some time now, so there’s nothing special I want (other than what I wrote down for April). So, my rewards are maybe something other people get regularly (like hair treatments, manicures…), but I am content with the choices I made and hopefully they will keep me motivated. Some I still have to decide upon, and will add them later. Here’s a recap, by month:

  • MARCH | WordPress blog + domain
  • APRIL | Power suit
  • MAY | Fresh flowers
  • JUNE | Weekend away
  • JULY | Gel-lack set
  • AUGUST | Balayage
  • SEPTEMBER | Dinner & movie date night
  • OCTOBER | tba
  • NOVEMBER | tba
  • DECEMBER | tba

UPDATED | Wish me good luck, and check out the challenge I already finished (MARCH, APRIL, MAY, JUNE, JULY, AUGUST) and the one I am doing right now (SEPTEMBER).

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