The 30 Day Challenge

You may remember that a while back, I posted about the idea of trying something new for a period of 30 days in Forming a New Habit. Well, today I came across this great little Ted Talk by Matt Cutts. It’s just 3 and a half minutes long but I really enjoyed it.

Here are some things you might like to try for just 30 days:

1. Stop watching TV

2. Keep a Gratitude Journal

3. Get up Early

4. Perform a Random Act of Kindness

5. Try a News Blackout

6. Learn a New Word

7. Take a Walk

8. Eat 5 pieces of Fruit/Veg

9. Bike to Work

10. Mediate/Pray

After watching the talk, I hope you feel inspired to try something new and, as Matt says, something really different and even dramatic – something way out of your comfort zone.

When I tackled the ‘write 1000 words for 30 days’ trial, I can report that it certainly had the desired effect both on my blog traffic and on me personally – it is now firmly a habit and something I don’t feel I ever want to break.

2 thoughts on “The 30 Day Challenge

  1. Matt

    I have always been an admirer of Matt Cutts philosophies, and he is spot on in this short video as well. Not only does the 30 day challenge make each day more memorable and time seems to pass slower, but new doors will often times open up to you when you start doing things differently.

    I am going to definitely give this a try and I don’t see how any bad could come out of it. Matt is a genuine person and his advice is always great.

    Thanks for the post

  2. Lalit

    This is really a good idea to choose a task for yourself, which is outside of your comfort zone and really I am impressed with the article and video. I am going to follow some simple task for the next 30 days and it is walking earlyin the morning and I hope I succeed in it.

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