You can't help be retrospective at this time of year and looking back on the year gone, tends to go hand in hand with ringing in the New Year. January last year for me, was one of the worst years of my life, it was dark I was depressed, if it wasn't for the brief respite my friends offered me, I don't know what would have happened. Waking up one day, I told myself, I needed to snap out of the funk I was in and that was when I came up with the 5 a Day Challenge.
My reason for doing it in the first place, was to give me something to focus on, I was feeling disconnected and because I wasn't working, I felt listless and empty. Once I started the challenge, I instanstly started to feel better. It really got me out of the slump I was in. Now, I am not feeling depressed now, in fact I am really rather content but when I read about the 365 Challenge, I thought what an awesome idea. Basically the premise is, 365 small little challenges to do every day, in the hopes of making you a happier more well rounded person.
But could I commit to something like this? Would I get bored half way through. That in itself is a challenge right there but immense feeling of pride at completing the task, is something which would far out way any lack of motivation I might feel as the days and weeks progress. Of course, I will write updates on probably a weekly basis, or depending on the outcome, I will dedicate whole posts to the more fun or difficult challenges. You can read the first 100 or so challenges here and a little background about each one.
Day 1 starts today, and the challenge is to commit to the completeing the full 365 days worth of challenges. A part of showing how commited I am, is to write down the challenge on a piece of paper and put it some where that I will see it constantly. To gain leverage, it also involves telling people that I am doing it, which is why I am writing this for you fine people. I am really looking forward to doing this and where and who it might lead me to. Wish me luck and if anyone plan on doing something similiar, get in contact, let me know. I would love to hear what you are doing.