Wednesday 9 November 2011

Try Something New For 30 days - Or Maybe 40?

I enjoy listening to TED talks when I am getting ready for work in the morning or cooking.  This one in particular caught my imagination:

I like the idea that you do something for just thirty days with no pressure to go beyond that period and once you have done something for thirty dyas, then you are more likely to carry on beyond the thirty days if you are inclined to do so.  As I was writing this I had a serious case of deja vu.  I realised that this was because I had written about this before (here) with the question about whether it was really thirty days or forty that were required to change a habit. (I am inclined to think the latter)

I liked the idea in the video of taking a picture every day for thrity (or forty) days, before going on to do things that are more adventurous.  I like the idea personally of doing one thing, however small, each day.  The other thing I want to do is to go without coffee for forty days.  I am likely to fall off that band wagon first thing in the morning, but dropping sugar from my diet during Ramadan did soo much good for my weight, skin and energy levels, so worth a try with the coffee to begin with.

What would you like to do for thirty (or forty) days?


  1. Salaams,

    This gives me an idea, as I had mentioned a while ago, I need to be more organized and this looks like a good way to start.30 days of little things to get myself more organized.

    Thanks for posting this.

  2. I'm not sure what I would choose to try for 30 days. It's certainly given me something to think about today.

  3. That's really interesting. Hmm, for starters I guess something really simple would do, like waking up a certain time everyday, or having a multivitamin everyday.