The kids, professors, casual passersby and squirrels at my niece's college campus have all signed on to a 100 day commitment. I love stuff like that.
They all pick something they want to work on - flossing every night, reading the paper every morning, being grateful for something during the day - and do it every day for 100 days. Long enough to develop new habits, but short enough to actually sign on for.
I heard about this a month or so ago, and spent my first 30 days trying to think of what I should commit to. I figure if I have to remember to do something every day, it should be good. It should make my life better.
It should not be blogging because I tried that with NaBloPoMo and failed spectacularly.
I thought about what annoys me most about me (I do not recommend this practice), and came up with "holy mackerel, how did I get so disorganized?" You know that scene in Borat, where he goes in the antique shop and every time he tries to catch something he knocks over another huge display? I feel like that is my life these days. I never seem to get caught up, and some areas of our lives are just too daunting to even look at.
Therefore, I'm spending the next 100 days being organized. I am doing a little something every day so I don't get scared and spend 96 of those days hiding under my bed. My last day is November 1, by which time I had better be a shining example of organizational glory or I want my 100 days back.
They say it takes 28 days to develop a new habit. Does it take that long to break an old habit? I have a bunch of old habits I'd like to break, please.
What would you do with your 100 days?