There are 100 days left in 2022. How are you doing? If there is something you wanted to accomplish this year, but haven’t gotten round to it, this is your reminder that it’s not too late: you have exactly 100 days before the end of the year.
What could you do in 100 days?
100 days is a great timeframe to achieve significant goals. You can go from being a literal couch potato to being able to run 5K easily (you can read my week by week experience including setbacks, learnings and tips, here). You can start a blog, finally get your business up and running. What would your life look like in a 100 days, if you committed to doing a 15 minute workout every day? Or if you did the 5 minute journal daily and set the main priorities for the day, then followed through and reflected on what you could have done better? What would happen if you stopped being on your phone from 9 pm and read a book or picked up another hobby instead? Maybe you want to use these 100 days to go to bed one hour earlier or have an energizing morning routine.
A hundred days is a great milestone for any habit or activity you want to do regularly. It’s enough time to make a significant impact, but it is also doable, a challenge you can take on, knowing it can be completed successfully. It will allow you to say goodbye to 2022 with a bang, proud of having achieved something cool in a short amount of time!
Focus on one thing
What is the one thing that would have the highest impact?
Focus on that, let that be your one priority. Sure, you can have multiple goals and other things you want to improve, but it’s important to define the one that is the most important and impactful. On the days when you will be tired, busy, or something else gets in the way, being able to know what to focus on, while dropping the other tasks, will allow you to maintain momentum
Find something you are passionate about, and make it measurable
This point is self explanatory, but it’s obviously important to set yourself an inspiring challenge. Pick something you really want to do, something you know will help you moving forward and something you will be proud to have accomplished. Take some time to reflect on why this goal is important to you and how it will benefit you.
The other important point to consider is how you define the goal. Wanting to eat healthy or exercise more are great things to strive for, but it is difficult to know exactly what to do and it is not easy to figure out if you have done it or not. Instead, a measurable goal, like “go to the gym three times a week, for 30 minutes minimum” is a clear goal, that will take away the stress of figuring out what to do, and allows you to focus on actually doing the thing. And you will be able to know if you have done it or not, with no doubt
Track and review
As with many things, tracking will help you see two things.
- 100 days is a finite and relatively short amount of time
- You have already accomplished your goal for x many days and you can be proud of that.
Tracking will also come in useful when you do your weekly review, to know what went to plan and why something might not have gone as you had imagined. This will allow you to get curious and brainstorm how you can improve the following week.
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If you decide to take on this 100 day challenge, I’d love to know what your goal is, please leave it in the comments below!