Am writing this very impromptu post because I just saw something that greatly inspired me.
Matt Cutts, head of Google’s webspam gave a TED talk on trying something new for 30 days.
Dunno why the video won’t embed here but basically it is about challenging yourself and discovering a whole new side of you every 30 days.
The idea is to do what you have always wanted to do or know you should do and stick to it for 30 days.
A few 30 day challenges that I can think offhand are:
1. Send a nice text to someone different. You would have made 30 people very happy and encouraged.
2. Cut out sugar no sweets for 30 days, this one is a little tougher but can be done. Maybe I will try one day. Hmm..
3. No Facebook for 30 days.Last year, I deactivated my FB account for a few months and it felt good. No distractions and I didn’t feel the overwhelming need to constantly check it for updates all the time.
4. Read for 15 minutes every day.
5. Take the stairs when you go home everyday. If you don’t have stairs where you live , then make it a point to take the stairs whenever you encounter one for a month. Eg: the mrt, the shopping centres.
Challenges, goals or targets (whatever you call them) can be very healthy in my opinion. WHY?
You are bettering yourself, not self battering
Realise you can do things if you put your mind to it
Learn new skills, things – knowledge is power
Be more self-confident and positive in your thinking
Opens up your creative juices and gives you inspiration
So what’s my
challenge target (don’t like the word, it sounds to regimental)? I know a few days has passed in Feb but hey, at least I am starting!
So for the month of Feb, gonna take a nice picture everyday. Hopefully, I will be able to make a nice collage at the end of it all 🙂
Don’t worry not gonna annoy with a post everyday, just random ones here and there
Given to me by a good friend of mine for Christmas, it’s a whole stack of #inspirational cards and #motivational quotes on life, I put it on my workplace desk and change it every now and then 🙂