My 2019 challenge

Posted in Personal
on December 30, 2018
2019 challenge. Health goals, resolutions, self-care, learning new skills

Happy New Year!

Instead of the long list of resolutions I usually set for myself, I’m making it a little simpler this year.

Resolutions aren’t just a New Year thing for me; I set new goals and get new ideas constantly.

But, since it is the start of a new year, I’ve decided to set myself little monthly challenges (in addition to the 700 things I also wanna do each month, of course).

Each month I’m picking something I want to focus on. It could be a habit I want to solidify, or a skill I want to learn, or something fun or interesting I just fancy doing.

It’s a total myth that a habit takes 28 days to form, so that’s not why I’m doing it month-by-month. The reason is to make habit change less overwhelming for me. I don’t know about you, but I tend to end up with just all the things on my list of goals for the year and it just looks too much (and probably is too much!). I’m actually quite interested to see how it goes.

That being said…..

My goal for January is: No phone before bed or first thing in the morning

Why? Mainly because it’s just not good for me but also because it’s terrible for my productivity. I’m in a position now where I can’t seem to keep my eyes open unless I’m staring at a screen. It doesn’t stop there, either. Before I know it, I’ve spent at least half an hour if not longer on my phone before I’ve done anything else in the morning. I want to see what, if anything, happens if I don’t have that distraction.

How do I plan to achieve my goal? Maybe a little ironic but I’m going to use my phone! I’m going to set an alarm for a cut-off point for my phone usage in the evenings. As for the morning, that’s going to be a bit trickier. I’m planning on keeping my phone somewhere else in my room so it isn’t exactly to hand when I first wake up. Any ideas?

Check back to see how I get on and, if you fancy giving these a try along with me, let me know how you’re doing! 

Taking a blogging break and finding inspiration again
January goal review: less phone usage


  • Beatrice

    I love this idea! A year can be a really long time to plan for, so I think it’s super helpful to focus on one month at a time 🙂 Best of luck with your no-phone goal!

    Beatrice | The Bliss Bean

    January 1, 2019 at 22:11 Reply
    • North

      Thanks Beatrice 🙂 I think I’m starting with the most challenging one!

      January 2, 2019 at 02:52 Reply
  • Katie

    I love this! It can feel so overwhelming trying to change too many things at once, so one good habit at a time is such a great idea.:)

    March 5, 2019 at 16:44 Reply
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