Today I came across a superb blog post on High Existence, 30 Challenges for 30 Days. This is all about choosing one challenge and carrying it out for the next 30 days. I have been toying with the idea of doing Bikram Yoga for 30 days, for a long time, but this would take out 3 hours of my day! And I suppose I just keep creating excuses like finding the time, having work to do, looking after Evie...
So reading this post has come as a boost of inspiration. Most of our months fly by in a haze of repetitive routine life cycles. We wake, wash, work, eat, entertain children, watch TV, work some more, and sleep - occasionally this is punctuated with the odd night or day out. When you do something to break the cycle, for example go on holiday you remember that time vividly. What with what seemed like a never-ending cold Winter and our general life routines, the months this year have blurred into one (with the exception of our 10 day holiday). I'm hoping taking on a 30 day challenge will propel us out of our comfort zone and hopefully fill our little lives with something more exciting and valuable.
Now we just need to choose a challenge... I think cutting out TV for 30 days will be our first. This may be more tricky for my husband as he likes to put on the TV in the morning and actually I use the TV quite a bit to keep Evie occupied while I'm working - hmmm, maybe I haven't thought this through - eeek! But hey, some parents out there don't even have TV's and have fully functioning families that aren't dependent upon Mr Tumble or Charlie and Lola!
I think for myself it will easier as the telly just annoys me mostly, but this is going to mean that I'm going to have to be a lot more dilligent in finding activities to do with Evie.
So if you're feeling bored and need to spice up your life a bit why don't you take on a 30 day challenge too, a month will pass anyway and what's 30 days in the whole grand scheme of things?