January is the month of renewed resolve! We've all been guilty of making the promise to ourselves to work out, work less, work more, lose weight, read more or whatever. One or two months into it, we've had enough. Well, forget those long-term resolutions! Make your personal challenge doable by keeping it within 30 days.
Here's a great and a very brief (3.5 minutes) TED talk by Matt Cutts called Try Something New for 30 Days. Matt describes what he's accomplished in many 30-day time segments and how he has personally grown and benefited.
After watching Matt's inspiring talk, I chose a 30-day not-so-new challenge of 50 sit ups and 50 pushups. It took me a week to work up to the number since I normally do 25 of each with my exercises, but I did it. Even better, I've continued the practice. My new challenge is a bit more fun and relaxing. I love reading novels, but when I get busy, I don't find the time. So every day for 30 days, I now make the time to read for total enjoyment. Next challenge I choose will be something more adventurous!
The first step in making changes in your life is to make up your mind to do so. What will you do for your 30-day challenge?