Tea v. Cocktails—Who Wins?
A few months ago, I watched this short TED Talk by Matt Cutts titled, “Try something new for 30 days.” I have done this for a few months and am hooked on 30-day challenges.
I spent the month of March with this challenge: “Make tea before bed.” This was a random pick out of my “30-day Challenge Jar,” which includes dozens of ideas gleaned from Google searches.
I have to say, this was a pretty easy challenge, so it was easy to do…except on those days when I forgot.
Granted, the three days I forgot turned out to be the days I had a beer after dinner…go figure.
In retrospect, I probably should have set an alarm, but I did not bother, because I figured, how hard can it be to remember to drink tea after dinner?
Turns out on those days I had the alcohol, it was hard.
I learned two lessons this month.
- If you really want to do something every day, set an alarm on your phone.
- If you really want to stick with a plan, ditch the booze.
I have to admit that this is not the first time I have learned these lessons, and it probably will not be the last, but the reminder from this 30-day challenge was helpful.
My challenge for April also seems pretty easy: “Set a bedtime and stick to it.” My alarm is set, so I do not have to worry about missing my bedtime. I am concerned, though, if I will remember lesson #2.