Thirty day projects seem to be a popular trend. The idea is to add good habits/changes into your life over a thirty day period. A popular method I’ve heard about is adding one each day and at the end of the time period, you will have added thirty new habits.
While the idea is very attractive to me (I like the number 30 and often delude myself into thinking I can completely reinvent myself in 30 days), I made the decision to take this a bit slower. This year I do hope to incorporate thirty new habits into my life, but I’m going to tackle it over the course of the year. By December, my hope is I will be able to maintain these habits for thirty days straight.
Do I have a list of things I’d like to change and incorporate into my life? Absolutely. Who doesn’t love a good list? But before I set things in stone, I’d like to give a few shout outs to other creators who have inspired me to set out on this journey. This project idea has been brewing for a while and allows me to incorporate many of the ideas I’ve picked up along the way. Thank you to Thirty Chic Days by Fiona Ferris, The Artist Way by Julia Cameron, Lessons From Madame Chic by Jennifer L Scott and Diane in Denmark YouTube channel. And thank you to all my YouTube viewers who gave me such good feedback on my Bon Vivant On A Budget endeavors.
Here’s my list:
Wake up at 5am (I’ve been doing this since Jan.1)
Establish a morning routine
Go to bed by 10pm
Establish an evening routine
Drink more herbal tea
Do more with less (this will really test my creativity)
Read at least 20 minutes before bed
Incorporate a weekly long hike
Write more (hence this blog)
Create and maintain a garden of intention
Create a sanctuary at home (this one ties in to No.6)
Cultivate serenity and calmness in my life
Seek out the arts
Incorporate fruit into my meals
Incorporate more salad into my meals
Meal plan - more home cooked meals
Create and follow a budget
Take care of my nails
Quality over quantity
Continue to curate my wardrobe
Listen to more classical music
Be more positive
Smile more often
Monthly artist dates
Don’t wait to be rich to feel good
Use my good things
Make health a priority
Say less, love more
If you are interested in doing something similar, please feel free to join me on this journey. I’ll be posting updates and ideas on my Instagram channel and using the hashtag #30habitswithpapertams.