A couple of days ago, I started my first ever #30daysof10 and wanted to give an update on how it’s going for me. (What is 30 Days of 10?)
Why I Need #30Daysof10
Why do I need to take 30 days to establish these habits? It comes from the decades long habit of trying to take every spare moment of every day to be as super productive as possible so that I can hopefully one day “catch up” on all things in life.
For so long, every single day I tell myself that I’ll start some of these habits ‘tomorrow’ when I have more time. The truth is, I will never ‘catch up’ and I need to stop thinking in those terms.
Is 10 Too Many?
I’ve asked myself several times, is 10 too many? Maybe. Probably. I’m not even sure why I picked 10 except that it seems like a nice clean number. I am not the type to pick an odd number. If I was Saskia, I would have no trouble going with 8 and in reality that seems like about how many I could handle each day without a problem.
Which Are Easiest?
Looking back, selfies and video diaries being easy is kind of funny to me. I clearly remember when I started making videos for Instagram where I was talking to the camera. I was extremely uncomfortable. At that time, Hannah was living away at school, and I remember making practice videos and sending them to her for feedback. Oh my, how things have changed.
You can watch Day 1 of #30daysof10 here
Which Are Hardest?
The most challenging task is stopping to take the time to write (this is a hump that I really really must get over). Also challenging is playing the piano, mainly because of the decluttering around the piano that is an absolute necessity, and the never ending challenge to try to find a place for things.
Who Is Doing #30Daysof10 With Me?
Good Ones on all platforms are commenting and sending messages that they have been inspired to also do #30Daysof10. That makes me feel good that my 30 day plan is helping others be motivated to establish some positive habits.
Are you one of those Good Ones? I’d love to know how it’s going for you!
My 1st 2 days were duds so I basically started today.
1 devotion/prayer – started my day with it
2 read for fun – I read for about 30 minutes this morning
3 contact family member or friend – I had actually been working on being more social before COVID but with all the shut downs last year I realized it was so much easier to be an introvert so this one is pushing me back out there. I contacted a cop friend of mine to find out how she was doing with her fairly new job in our county SVU dept.
4 complete personal diary – I stole this one from Val because it’s so hard for me to do things like this. I’m hoping by the end I will be comfortable enough to post some of them.
5 de clutter – packed my jeep and off to the dump and good will I went. ?? Still much more to go
6 work in garden – got all my seedlings in the sun for a few hours, put in another raised bed and got 2/3 of my fencing up around it.
7 water – drink 64 to 80 oz of water. I will hit 64 before going to bed
8 good nutrition – I did pretty well today
9 intermittent fasting – didn’t stick to this one today
10 work out or walk – I mowed my yard, dug up ground for my garden and put up some fencing so all of that was my walk and workout ?
I only missed one today. It feels good to be so accomplished for the day…..tiring but good. I know I won’t hit them all every day but it’s great to have such positive goals each day.
This sounds like a fantastic start! I really like the one about contacting someone. I briefly thought about doing something similar then realized I’d run out of people to call so quickly and the few I’d call would start wishing I’d forget. ? Seriously though, I completely understand how this is a push back out. I’m very comfortable in my tiny little bubble.
I didn’t realize I posted This anonymously. That’s not being very accountable of me. ?lol
I’m in for 10 for 30 days!
Day 3 and I’ve already noticed that the good thing about ten, is that you are very likely to hit at least some (8 would be fine :-)). I had some extra fun and made mine into an acronym (sort of): PFOLEMISED
********Purge – attack the hoard ?
********Fear busting – do one thing that scares me or makes me uncomfortable ?
********Oma – one thing for to progress my mom’s situation ?
********Learn – one thing (anything) ?
********Exercise – even one minute (’cause Val said that counts) ?♀️
********Meditate – or just reflect and slow down (again, 1 minute counts) ?
********Improve – anything (wear lipstick, declutter, paint, whatever) ?
********Selfie – shamelessly stolen from Val, but I was going to do it at 10:30 AM every day. Missed it on the first day, so 12:53 PM it is. Every day. Alarm is set ?
********Eat – one healthy thing (too hard to give up all the bad stuff, so let’s focus on the good stuff) ?
********Drink – at least one glass of water ?
So far my score for two days 10 and 8. I’m looking forward to this, can’t fail challenge! Bring it on #30DaysOf10! ?
PS polemise: Verb. Engage in controversy. ?
Saskia, I love your update! Thank you for sharing and for being such a strong encourager for me. ???
I am on my third day of 30 days of 10. Some take more effort than others but they’re getting done. (It’s been a good motivator to force me to do my physio exercises ?).
I guess I’m a #badone, cause I’m not doing it ? On another note, I didn’t know you play piano! You should play a number and post it! ?
I won’t be performing a concert any time soon! ?