I want a new life.
Well, not 100% new. I love my family, my home, my dog. My day job doesn’t suck. But I would like to be healthier physically, mentally, and financially.
To sum up: I want to be a debt-free, minimalist, hiking, writer.
Four things. Several are related. And I have somehow gotten fixated on 80weeks. Mostly because I could lose 80 pounds and one pound a week seems reasonable. So I have tried to start an 80 Weeks to a new me thing, writing in my planner, etc. And guess what? This is version 4. Haven’t gotten past week three yet. So why not a semi-anonymous blog to track my progress. No one will read it, really, but something about seeing the blog posts pile up sparks the motivation.
I have goals, but I really want to focus on making new habits and new systems. Habits that will help me become that debt-free, minimalist, hiking, writer. So, I have a schedule, and I will work on building 4 new habits into the mix every 8 weeks, roughly 2 weeks per habit. And they will correspond to the 4 end goals. I may tweak this, but for now, it’s the plan.
The 8 habits for the first 2 8 weeks periods:
- In bed 8 hours and sleep 7 hours each night. Can average.
- 8K steps per day. Can average.
- No clothing purchases.
- No wine purchases.
- Write 800 words per day.
- Blog post most days of the week to track progress.
- Declutter 8 things per day
- 8 minutes of weightlifting or yoga.
This isn’t a hard list, but if I spend two weeks on each habit then add the rest, it’s slow, but not undoable. I tend to want to have it all/do it all at once, so slowing down, taking all 80 Weeks, will help me build these habits.
If not now, when?