30 Day Challenges

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From what I’ve been reading 30 days is the minimum length of time that it typically takes to establish a new habit or to replace an old one.  30 day challenges sound like a good way to have fun with the idea, and adding a few challenges into my life is definitely something that’s an important part of retirement. 

My current plan is that every 30 days I will try and achieve one positive challenge, and one negative (i.e. stop doing something).  These 30 day challenges will need to align with my over-arching challenges for the next two years:

  1. Achieve the level of physical health that I enjoyed in my twenties
  2. Complete the ‘100 best walks’ in Britain as defined by this book.  Of course it’s worth remembering that all plans need to adapt to changing circumstances, I’m not training for the Olympics, I’m having fun
  3. Spend more time with people than I spend with screens

I’m tapping out this blog post in Caffe Nero Lytham, I came on my bike.  Cycling is definitely going to be involved in some of these 30 day challenges, but not the first one.  The photo I picked to adorn today’s post is of St Annes beach a couple of evening’s ago, taken during an evening walk with a friend of mine.

Steve Richards

I'm retired from work as a business and IT strategist. now I'm travelling, hiking, cycling, swimming, reading, gardening, learning, writing this blog and generally enjoying good times with friends and family

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