I’ve been wanting to do something resolute for the new year yet my mind has been plagued by past resolution failures. Fortunately, I have stumbled upon a compromise. For the next 51 weeks, I will attempt one predetermined goal per week. I choose a project or a rule to complete or abide by for one entire week, and the theme will change each week until the end of the year. I came across this idea in a variety of places (such as here and here), but the source of this Carpe Diem mantra is really Owen Lowery and his documentary “An Alternative to Slitting Your Wrist.” The concept is a lot less morbid than the title of his film. Essentially, it assigns deadlines to your Bucket List. And this combination is the perfect solution for procrastinators like me.
Some of my most anticipated ideas so far:
-Upping the Ante from Vegetarian to Vegan Week
-Yoga Everyday Week
-Volunteer Everyday Week
-Spend No Money Week
-No Computer Week
-Drinking Only Water Week
-Reading the Full Newspaper Everyday Week
I’m still compiling my list of 52 endeavors, so please give me suggestions for week-long projects!