What I learned from failing my 30-Day Blogging Challenge

First, no matter how often I try to deny this, I am a perfectionist when it comes to scores. Technically, I started on the 3rd of last month and missed 3 days, so that’s an 88.88% success rate, but it still feels totally worthless because 88.88% is not 100%. I think I kind of get this attitude from my parents, but that is another story for another time.

Second, it seems to me that 30-day Challenges, regardless of their content, can really be summed up as, “Can I manage my time and drum up my willpower for 30 days in a row?” I know for a fact that I am not the world’s best time manager. Most days, I feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day to do a) the things I need to do, b) the things I want to do and c) the things I feel I should do. (This also tends to be the order in which those things get prioritized…) And then I start to feel resentful and like a total failure because I’m not getting enough of anything done. So… I have to work on this.

Third… I gotta get out more. I mean… I need more intellectual stimulation or something, because most days it’s kind of hard to find something to blog about. I’ve barely taken any photos this month. Admittedly some of this is kind of out of my control, but I do think that I need to put some effort into, uh, re-imagining my lifestyle or something, so that my brain doesn’t rot.

Fourth, it’s not… all that bad. It was good to write and good to find interesting stuff on the internet. Which is why, even though I didn’t really succeed in my blog-every-day challenge last month, I’m going to try it again this month, because I’m kind of crazy like that. I’m also going to try three other 30-day challenges (so hopefully at least one will succeed!), which are as follows:

  1. Spend an hour each day cleaning, tidying and organizing our home
  2. Try to get in at least 15 minutes of cardio exercise every day (gotta start small)
  3. Restrict my sugar consumption to weekends

Changes don’t make themselves, so I’m going to keep trying my best.


2 thoughts on “What I learned from failing my 30-Day Blogging Challenge

  1. 我覺得你寫博客很用功,讓我想到這個成語:「只要功夫深,铁杵磨成针。」你下個月一定會成功!加油加油!

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