Set your own 30-day challenge

In the new, remote LCC atmosphere, we have the opportunity to make our lives better. As our old routines give way to new ones and we seize opportunities presented to us, we have a chance to try something new. One way to do this is by learning a new skill or developing good habits through a 30-day challenge.
 
Inspired by Matt Cutt’s TED talk, we would like for you to take up the Experience Starpower 30-day challenge. A 30-day challenge is the opportunity to intentionally pick something new and do it every day for 30 days. Is there something you’ve always meant to do or wanted to do, but just haven’t? Try it for 30 days. You don’t have to go overboard; even a simple 10 minutes each day is good.
 
What you do isn’t as important as doing something every single day. For example, ITS’ Director of Enterprise Systems Bill Garlick always wanted to learn how to draw. Every day for 30 days, he spent 15-20 minutes learning to draw. After those 30 days, he came to the realization that becoming an artist just takes practice. Here are some ideas for your 30-day challenge:

  • Nutrition – One Meal a Day: Change your current habits for one meal each day, like not drinking pop or having one less helping.
  • Fitness – One Workout a Day: Do something physically active for at least 10 minutes a day, like running 1 mile or dancing along to a music video.
  • Mindset – The Daily Journal: Write in a journal the things that make you wonderfully unique as a person. What makes you awesome?
  • Inspiration – Watch a TED Talk video: Get a dose of daily inspiration by watching a TED Talk video every day.
  • Lifestyle – Social media detox: Limit your social media browsing to 15 minutes per day.
  • Knowledge – Read 20 pages of a book: Dust off a book on your shelf and set a daily reading goal.

More examples can be found online.
 
Let’s start our 30-day challenge on June 1. At the end of the month, on June 30, send your 30-day challenge results, accomplishments, stories or picture to the Experience Starpower Team at ExpStarpowerTeam@star.lcc.edu. We will include your new accomplishment in a future edition of The Star. You can make profound changes in your life in just 30 days!