Live With and Without Challenge

Everybody wants to live a comfortable life. Who doesn’t? This is the reason why change is always difficult and why we tend to just live the way things used to be even if it means not good to ourselves.

Live With and Without Challenge is inspired by Leo Babauta’s A Year of Living Without article that motivates me to stop drinking soft drinks. Read here my article of 3 Years of No Soft Drinks.

Goal of this challenge

1. Improve way of living. There are so many things that I need to improve myself. Eliminating some of this like eating too much junk food, staying awake 24 hours and procrastinating can sure improve me.
2. Staying Healthy. I exercise every day except the days allotted as rest day but there are days when I feel just very lazy to go out and exercise.
3. Improve self-discipline. As mentioned above it is so hard to change something that we are used to and not used to. Having this challenge will push me to my limits.
4. Knowing Myself. This challenge will help me to know myself more. How strong I am to resist temptations and how weak I am to let go.
5. Accept myself for who I am. It’s easy to say than done on accepting oneself. I wanted to be perfect even if I know that nobody is perfect. If I accept myself for who I am it is more than being perfect.

What will happen?
Every month I either do something I don’t usually do or not do something that I used to do. As they say, if you survive the first 21 days or 3 weeks of doing or not doing something then it will become a habit. I will evaluate myself each month end.

Challenges
(Adding as time goes)

1. December 2016
1.1 Dog Walk Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday
My pet life has been chaotic for the past months. My dogs are acting like brats. They don’t listen to me anymore and they have fleas. I consider myself as an irresponsible dog owner and I hope to change it by the end of December. #geemizpet

Dog Walk

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1.2 Sleep at 3:00am
I work home based and my daily weekday schedule is 7:00pm – 2:00am. After work I spend my time reading or watching youtube and not knowing that it’s already 7:00am. During this time sleep is already scarce so I get up and do other stuff until the afternoon. I just sleep when I get tired. This is so unhealthy and is keeping me unproductive. I hope that this challenge will give me a good sleeping pattern and sleeping habit then improve productivity. #geemizsleep

Sleeping Habit

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Here is my December Challenge Review

2. January 2017
2.1 Write 2 travel blog post
I have a travel blog post calendar and plan. The list is nuts because I keep on procrastinating about writing. I hope this challenge will make my travel blog up to beat. #geemiztravelblog

2.2 Write 2 Lifestyle blog post
I just started my Lifestyle blog iam.geemiz.com. I have been posting every now and then but I am afraid that I will get lazy later on so I need to have this challenge to ensure that writing a blog post will be added to my system. #geemizlifestyleblog

Blogging

#geemiztravelblog #geemizlifestyleblog

3. February 2017

Weekly Blogging Challenge

I have joined the weekly blogging challenge initiated by some amazing Cebu bloggers that will start this February 2017 till December 2017. The challenge is to write one blog post weekly on the blog that you have registered. For this challenge I have registered my Travel Blog Geemiz. I am looking forward to this because I have not been that aggressive in posting to my travel blog.

Finish 3 Books
The goal for this year is to read at least 30 books. The same goal last year but I am such a bum because I have read only 12 books and just finished the last book last month. This year I am really positive to reach 30 or more books. You can follow my reading activity through my Instagram Geemiz Books or through the Books section of this site.

4. March 2017

5 Minutes Early Challenge
Time is very precious, and this is true to everyone. This month I will see to it to treasure my time and others more. We are all consumed in the idea that being late is okay. So from now on I am imposing myself to be not just on time but 5 minutes early. This challenge will include logging in for work 5 minutes early, be in the gym 5 minutes before call time, be in the church 5 minutes before it start, meet up with friends, and attending events and gatherings.

5. April 2017

Youtube Only on Weekends
If you check the number of hours in Youtube you will be amazed. Youtube is my replacement for TV. I rarely watch TV. I have subscribe to so many channels like book related, daily vlogs, talk shows and reality shows. I realized that without Youtube on weekdays I will be more productive.

6. May 2017

5 Minute daily Meditation
I always wanted to start meditating and by that I mean sitting 5 minutes everyday breathing. Meditation is the key for mindfulness and I wanted to be a mindful person.

7. June 2017

Sleep at 3:15am
I have not fully succeeded in my sleeping challenge last December. I was not able to implement it in January and I really wanted to stick in to a healthy sleeping habit. So this month I will try again the sleeping challenge. Since I found out that sleeping at 3:00am is way too early for me so now moving it to 3:15am and I am fully committed that I will do better this time. I woke up at 9:30am on weekdays.

8. July 2017

9. August 2017

10. September 2017

11. October 2017

12. November 2017

13. December 2017

At the end of each month, I will give you update on my monthly challenge. How did it go? The struggles I faced and the fulfillment I had. You can also follow me in my social media accounts for daily updates. Just use the Monthly Hashtags.

Photos
Dog Walk – http://www.familyfestsimcoe.com/
Sleeping Bear – http://www.ghschildrens.org/
Blogging – http://www.openvine.com/

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