Yes, my first double 30-day challenge ended today. Just to recap, the said double challenge consisted of 1) waking up before 8 AM everyday, and 2) writing 200-word posts in my other blog everyday. Two tasks for thirty days. So, the big question is: how did I do?
Today was the only day since the challenge started that I decided to sleep in. For the last month, I was up before 8 AM regardless of what time I slept the night before. There were some days when I got up early, went through my early morning routine, finished my 200-word post, then went back to sleep for an hour or two. Those were days when I had less than 5 hours of sleep. One of the reasons why I chose to do the 8AM part of the double challenge was so that I can start my day early and be able to do more things. One thing I realized was I actually lose more “productive” time if I stretched my day too long. I wanted to make waking up early a habit, but I would have to make a few other adjustments so that I won’t end up tired all the time.
With the writing part of the double challenge, I only missed once during the entire month. I don’t think doing the writing challenge made a big improvement in the quality of my writing, but it did help me in some little way. Having to write about random things every single day helped me get more used to article writing work in a way. There were times when it took me more than a few minutes to finish a measly 200-word post, but I appreciated those times. Writing is hard, but I don’t love it any less after this challenge. I wrote more about the challenge here.
So, I didn’t exactly finish this double challenge with flying colors, but the whole thing wasn’t a failure either. I hope I do so much better with my next challenges.
Speaking of, I haven’t decided what my next 30-day challenge(s) will be. Any suggestions?