Goals. Challenges. The New Year. A new semester. A new month. The start of the week. Each of these begs our senses to think about a re-start or a fresh start. One way to get into a habit of doing something, is to establish a 30 day challenge.
Check out what Matt Cutts says about this in his TED Ed talk:
Here are a few 30 day challenges that you or your colleagues may want to take on sometime throughout the year:
- Blogging Challenge via A.J. Juliani
- January Blogger Challenge via Edublogs – can be used for teachers and adapted for students
- Happiness Challenge from Apostrophe S Greetings
- De-Clutter Challenge from Liz
- Teach Like a Pirate Challenge adapted from Dave Burgess’ book
- Re-Connection Challenge by Dr. Jody Carrington
And there are even more to improve your health, fitness level, relationships, etc. (My goal was to share educationally/professionally based challenges.) If you are looking for other ideas, check out these books:
- The 30 Day Challenge: 500 Ideas to Inspire Your Life
- The Big Book of 30-Day Challenges: 60 Habit-Forming Programs to Live an Infinitely Better Life
- Atomic Habits
What kind of challenges have you taken on? Which were successful? Which would you like a do-over?