In addition to this week’s Thursday features, I thought it’d be fun to include three interesting challenges I found…
1. 40 Days of Kindness: Inspired by this article on the Cut, it’s a wonderful read that presents a challenge – could you go 40 days without being mean? The author does, but not without difficulty. As someone with an appreciation for sarcasm, I found it really interesting that while snark might seem “cool” in our culture, kindness is more useful personally. It “helps your social status, attracts romantic partners, and helps you to be much healthier and happier in general.” Yikes… I can’t come up with a sarcastic response to that. 40 days of kindness might be worth a try.
2. 101 Goals in 1001 Days: My friend Lauren tipped me off to this, and sent me her own lovely and inspiring list of 101 goals to accomplish in 1001 days. The blogger who originated the idea, Mackenzie Horan of Design Darling, calls the plan “a happy medium between writing a to do list and keeping a bucket list.” Such a cool way to inspire yourself and plan for the future!
3. 30 Days of Minimalism: Start your year off with a refreshing challenge. These 30 one-day assignments can be completed in any order, as long as you do one per day, and are designed “to help you dip your toes into minimalist living, discover lots of new things about yourself and get a big head start” on your goals for the year. I love how the challenges all seem simple and kind of relaxing.
Which do you think you’d be up to taking on? I’d love to try them with you all!
P.S. Some of my favorite reads from this week to enjoy at your leisure…
The heartbreaking reality of Prader-Willi syndrome.
The “perfect female body” has definitely not stayed the same over the past century. (Thanks to Lauren for this link, too!)
How to survive a 47 hour train ride.
Is your job not as fulfilling as you had hoped? Maybe this is why you hate work…
Happy Scandal Thursday! Check back tomorrow for the Weekender.