I took some time away from social media this past week and thought about how I wanted to approach the next few months leading up to the end of 2020. We had no way to anticipate Coronavirus or the ways it would impact our lives and our daily routines. There have been a lot of struggles as we navigate this “new normal.” I am a big fan of routines and I thought this would be a great time to reset and start something new.
Technically the last 100 days of 2020 starts around September 22. I started this on August 24th, and hopefully stretch it through the end of the year. Feel free to start this at any time that feels comfortable and best for you.
The structure is the best way I can get everything done that needs to get accomplished during the day.
Take one hour out of your day to do something where you can grow.
I have been saying all year that I need to practice my French but I can never find the time. This is why I am scheduling it in my day. 20 minutes is all it takes on Duolingo. Plus, you can send push notifications so it sends you reminders that you need to practice. You can break this up into smaller pieces depending on your schedule. Instead of scrolling through Instagram/Facebook, improve your language skills.
The other 40 minutes of that hour is dedicated to yoga/meditation/moving my body. My anxiety levels are at an all-time high these days. I started Peleton yoga classes recently and I have really enjoyed them. (It breaks downs to around $20 a month just to use the app without the bike) You can choose class times between 10 minutes and an hour and focus on different skill sets/levels.
I have decided to do this because, at the end of a difficult 2020, I want to have some sort of accomplishment to be proud of. I will feel more confident when I do visit Paris knowing that I practiced my French and improved my language skills vs letting them lapse during my time away.
I hope this idea inspires you to pick something to focus on and build your skillset in a certain area. I would love to know what you choose and how the challenge is going. Comment below and we can cheer each other on towards the end of 2020.