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  • Writer's pictureCorinne Visscher

May 2020 Helpful Resource

What is something you’ve always wanted to add to your life? Try it for 30 days!

For the month of May, I'd like to feature the motivational Ted Talk, ‘Try Something New for 30 Days’ by Matt Cutts. In his talk, Cutts explains that 30 days is the perfect amount of time to add something positive to, or subtract something negative from your life.

Throughout his journey of many different 30-day challenges, Matt has been able to grow as a person and become more adventurous. His journey has included a lot of growth, and he's come away with four key learnings:

  1. Instead of time 'flying by', the months are much more memorable.

  2. As the 30-day challenges get harder - self-confidence grows.

  3. If you really want something bad enough, you can do anything for 30 days.

  4. Small changes are sustainable, and more likely to stick.

Matt leaves the crowd with one final question: What are you waiting for?

The next 30 days are going to pass no matter what, so why not think about something you’ve always wanted to try, and give it a shot!

After watching this Ted Talk, I felt very motivated to try a small 30-day challenge. This COVID - cabin - fever was really getting to me, so I decided to challenge myself to get out for a nice long walk every day, gradually increasing my step count over the 30 days.

While writing this post, I am about 10 days into my challenge, and so far - so good! The past few days have been very enjoyable, as I have been able to enjoy the beautiful outdoors with my dog and my family, while getting my steps in. I’m feeling confident that this change may very well stick after the 30 days.

Is there anything that you want to challenge yourself to do over the next 30 days?

Corinne Visscher

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