It’s 150 days, 5 30 day months, or 21.4 7 day weeks from today until the end of August. As I treat September as the beginning of my year, not January, this is my countdown clock, the number of days I have to test some new habits and life-optimizations before deciding what to keep and what to trash for the new year.

The habits I’ll be trying for the next 30 days (then I’ll re-evaluate, discard the ones that don’t work and do a new 30 day batch) are the following:

  • 3 day blogging cycle on this site. Roughly planning on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.
  • Early rising. With twin toddlers I’m already up early, but I’ll need to stretch that to waking up at 5 if I want to take advantage of morning hours.
  • 10K steps a day. At the moment I’m averaging 8000 steps a day during my work week, and 11K on the weekends. I’ll need to start taking longer lumch walks to move those numbers up.
  • 500 words a day of fiction. Yes, this is very small. But it’s doable, I’m already averaging that amount, just in major pushes over the weekends. I’d like to see if I can do this as a daily habit.

There you go; 4 habits to work on for the next 30 days.