Doing Something New every day – what I’ve learned.

In the first three months of this year I battled resolutions and regimes. I challenged myself to ten resolutions every day for thirty days. I then cornered myself into seven resolutions for six days. I tried to do cook something new every day and then do something new every day for 60 days (see listContinue reading “Doing Something New every day – what I’ve learned.”

Doing something new every day – Day 56 – Swearing in new languages. It’s fun.

I am attempting to do something new every day in a challenge to motivate myself through lockdown 3.0. I have attempted to pick up and play with new languages over the course of the last few weeks. Today, I decided to jazz things up a bit. Instead of learning the usual niceties like ‘hello’ andContinue reading “Doing something new every day – Day 56 – Swearing in new languages. It’s fun.”

Day 53 of the daily ‘doing something new’: the best and worst times of the day to be without your phone

I am attempting to do something new every day in a challenge to motivate myself through lockdown 3.0, and recently tried to cut the cord to my phone. I have discovered a couple of interesting things about living life with minimal contact with your own phone. Firstly, the very best time of the day toContinue reading “Day 53 of the daily ‘doing something new’: the best and worst times of the day to be without your phone”

Day 32 of my challenge to do something new everyday: fitbit, Barry Manilow and origami.

I am attempting to do something new every day in a challenge to motivate myself through lockdown 3.0. Its desperate times. I bought a fitbit. I have to say it is certainly an intellectual challenge. I appear to have taken more steps getting the kids ready for school, literally just chasing them around the kitchenContinue reading “Day 32 of my challenge to do something new everyday: fitbit, Barry Manilow and origami.”

Sometimes doing nothing is the best thing of all…

I am attempting to do something new every day in a challenge to motivate myself through lockdown 3.0. Today I read some German poetry. I read “Der du von dem Himmel bist” by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. I vaguely remember literary types talking about Goethe at some point in my past. My hopes were up.Continue reading “Sometimes doing nothing is the best thing of all…”

Doing something new every day – it’s getting tough now as I’m struggling for ideas….

I am attempting to do something new every day in a challenge to motivate myself through lockdown 3.0. What is becoming patently obvious is that it’s getting harder and harder to invent new things for me to attempt, esp as they have to be easy, quick and within 5km of my house. Last night, IContinue reading “Doing something new every day – it’s getting tough now as I’m struggling for ideas….”

Doing something new everyday is working! Distracted from bloody lockdown for a teeny bit.

I am attempting to do something new every day in a challenge to motivate myself through lockdown 3.0. Over the last few days I have baked muffins for the first time, completed a Zumba online video, learned a haka and also cooked a new king prawn spaghetti dish. It sounds impressive when I write itContinue reading “Doing something new everyday is working! Distracted from bloody lockdown for a teeny bit.”

Daily challenge to do something new through lockdown – maybe I’m not so bad at homeschooling?

I am attempting to do something new every day in a challenge to motivate myself through lockdown 3.0. Here’s a quick update of progress over the last couple of days. The last two days I have slightly cheated and my new thing has been to cook a recipe from my new Mary Berry cookbook. TheContinue reading “Daily challenge to do something new through lockdown – maybe I’m not so bad at homeschooling?”

Learning something new every day is quite uplifting.

My challenge is to do something new every day to motivate myself through lockdown 3.0 I learned to say hello in Korean today. Google says it should sound like this – “anyeonghaseyo baeuda”. But it only vaguely sounds like that. I’m going to perfect it and dare other people to say it properly in drinkingContinue reading “Learning something new every day is quite uplifting.”

How difficult is it to do something new every day?

My challenge is to stick to seven resolutions, six days a week for five days. [See end of blog for complete list of my commandments.] I am attempting to do something new every day (or 6 days per week), to motivate myself through lockdown 3.0. It sounds so fun, so exciting and interesting that whenContinue reading “How difficult is it to do something new every day?”