It's spring. The sun is out and the summer is around the corner. Sure, we're all excited to sit on the patio and have a cocktail but are you otherwise feeling a little demotivated after the long winter. Perhaps there is a list of things you'd ideally like to do but can't seem to rustle up the energy to do it. I recently listened to an inspiring TedTalk that I would like to share by Matt Cutts. The idea is to do something new for 30 days. Ideally trying something new each month. After a 30 day period this new interest will likely become a part of your life.
This is an opportunity to try something new, to welcome change, to scratch something off your bucket list and use parts of your brain and body that might otherwise be collecting dust.
f you're the type of person who thinks two is better than one, invite a friend or a group of friends to join you in this challenge. Maybe you'll share the same activity, or simply motivate each other along the way.
People frequently embark on 30 day challenges in yoga. Perhaps this will be how you start. This doesn't mean you have to spend an hour a day in the hot room, or take power yoga everyday. It just means you commit to yourself that you'll practice each day in whatever way feels beneficial to you. A practice, contrary to popular belief, does not have to be 60 minutes. Fifteen to twenty minutes of yoga in the morning or before bed can do wonders for your mind, your body and the quality of your day.
I might blog a lot about yoga but this challenge could be anything. Here are a few ideas:
Read - dig into your book collection
Learning a language
Learning to play an instrument
Signing up for an online class or a class at a local school
Create a book club
Write Everyday for 30 days. (November is 'write a novel in 30 days' month. Nobody said it had to be good! )
Dance Classes - Ballet, Salsa, Breakdance, Bellydance
Cooking all of your meals
Refrain from retail purchases
Cut out Sugar, dairy, gluten, caffeine or meat
I encourage you to share our challenges on Purusha's Facebook page and Share this post with your friends. January doesn't have to be the only month of change.