12 Months, 12 Habits

HEY Y’ALL. Something big is happening.

2019 is going to be a big year for me. I don’t know why, I don’t know how I know this, I just know it. All I know is that 2019 is going to be great because I’m finally going to take control of my life.

While the past few years have been very meh for me, I woke up with the mindset to only get by doing the bare minimum. Instead of moping around, complaining, overthinking or eating away my feelings, I realized that it’s now or never. If I want to do SOMETHING with my life, I need to just f*cking do it. No more excuses, no more bullshit. A lot of this energy came after I unexpectedly quit my job in September and had some time to really think things through. I cannot tell you how many times I’ve excitedly written down New Year resolutions on a piece of paper and look back at it at the end of the year and cry because I hadn’t completed any of it. Shame and embarrassment for myself were just some of the range of emotions that would overcome me. I felt like a failure. But I’ve finally had enough.

I’ve decided to embark on a special and personal journey to better my mental and physical health by adopting twelve, month-long challenges for the next year that will hopefully turn into consistent habits I can hold onto. I was inspired by Matt D’Avella’s video to challenge myself and document my journey for the next 366 days (2020 is leap year yo). Throughout my life, I’ve always made short and long-term goals for myself, but rarely ever actually stuck to them for a long period of time. I’m a firm believer that actions speak louder than words so I’m going to be holding myself accountable with this challenge by blogging and vlogging about my journey. I’m not doing this challenge to impress or show off to anyone; just me, myself and I. I literally could care less if I get less than 10 views on a video or clicks on a post, I want to look back and prove to myself that I can do something and achieve anything if I really put my mind to it.

I’ll be posting monthly vlogs on my YouTube channel featuring my struggles and thoughts on challenges at the moment and some further research along with a blog post where I’ll write more in-depth details on how the habits have affected me and moving forward.

THE CHALLENGES (subject to change or moved around):

[# of times this list has been changed or moved around: 2]

March 2019- journal everyday

April 2019- meditate everyday

May 2019- read everyday

June 2019- exercise everyday

July 2019- spend time on a passion project (i.e. writing for this blog, making videos, etc.)

August 2019- no added/artificial sugar diet

September 2019- no social media

October 2019- drink 64oz of water everyday/no alcohol consumption

November 2019- waking up at 5am

December 2019- living a minimalistic lifestyle

January 2020- zero waste

February 2020- going vegan

For those who care to follow along and watch me try and not screw up this goal, thanks !! Your support is greatly appreciated.