So I’m doing this challenge.
It’s not really a New Years resolution, more like a lifestyle challenge.
I believe to change your habits, especially if they are quite significant, there needs to be a slow transition.
Many people try to push themselves too far, too quickly and are trying to be perfect at the same time.
That’s why New Years resolutions very often don’t work.
I think it’s important to just push yourself enough, so it’s interesting, exciting even, but not so hard that you’re wearing out. Balance..
In my life there are going to be a lot of changes in quite a few areas, the ones listed below are the basic ones, but i will figure them out on the way as well and update them.
Here is an awesome video i found about minimalist living, foraging and skipping.
There is a couple of things i want to change in my life, but i will just tell you where I am coming from.
I have been vegetarian for over a decade and i haven’t been drinking or smoking for about the same time. I don’t eat at fast food restaurants, hate shopping(most of the time) and I never owned a tv in my life. I run my own clothing label part-time and work full-time for about 8 months a year. I’ve done some backpacking, some squatting and skipping, but more on that later..
So some of the challenges are,
at the moment we have 2 cars, turn them into 2 bikes
turn my full-time work into part-time work
switch from a 3 bedroom house to a shared accommodation
do volunteering(i especially like the idea of feeding people..)
if i have to buy shit, don’t buy mass produced, buy local/organic/sustainable, 2nd hand or handmade, make shit yourself
reduce personal items
And now the BIGGEST challenge of all, blog about it EVERY DAY for one year!
I probably forgot some, but as I said this is going to be an ongoing project and I will update challenges as i go.
Here is an awesome picture by one of my friends.
Its called ‘New Beginning’ which i find fits quite nicely. Pretty, right?!
Have you got any (NewYears) challenges? Tell me about them!