Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Thirty Day Challenges

Starting at the beginning of the coming year I'd like to begin a journey of a year of 30 day challenges. I felt inspired by the documentary, No Impact Man, a person who committed to living a zero impact life on the environment for one year. Not wanting to go that extreme, I'd like to go through a range of things over the coming year and give them up for 30 days. I hope that after the end of each 30 day period, I will have a different relationship with these things and have a changed outlook on them. Here are many of the ideas I have come up with.

  • No using disposable, one-time-use items
  • Wear no makeup
  • Buy nothing new
  • No lying
  • No electricity
  • No cell phone
  • No home Internet
  • Drink only water
  • No added sugar

You see my list is not up to 12. This is a work in progress and if other thoughts come to me over the course of this year, I'll add them to my list. Some of the items on my list may not end up being reasonable, so they might not all come to fruition. I developed this list when really thinking about all the things I would like to try living without. Because, when you think about it, many of the items were things that humans did live without at one time or another. Otherwise, the specific challenges I want to try are to teach me something about life and living. 

Weekly, I'll update you on my progress on giving up each of these things. Look for a vlog or two on each subject as well.

For my first, in January, it's giving up disposable, one-time-use products. I've been excited about this for a while and have been doing small things to start this challenge. Stay tuned for my first post about a disposable free life.