As you start - don’t be alarmed if you are the first one to start or there’s not too many people in the challenge yet. Be proud to be one of the pioneers! :) Give me a shout by mentioning me in the tweet @ka11away
One you’ve made a decision to commit to one of the challenges, read the Steps page to learn, ahemm well, the next steps.
For any of these, tweet your progress every day with 2 hashtags:
1. the #100DaysOfX hashtag
2. the hashtag of your challenge: for example, #100DaysOfArt
Connect with other pioneers here: #100DaysOfX Hashtag
Remember to add the #100DaysOfX hashtag to your daily update for any challenge that you are taking to make it easier to connect with others!
I am planning to add a separate information page for each challenge as we go along, so if you have some questions, it’s perfectly fine and will actually help us improve the challenges – ask me in DM on Twitter: @ka11away
If you don’t find a challenge around a habit you’re looking to acquire, read the instructions on the bottom of this page.
Take Your Pick
Looking to quit a habit?
This is by far my favourite challenge and the one that, in my opinion, has the most potential for improving peoples lives:
For this challenge, the daily update would feature the hashtag and the Y habit that you are getting rid of, for example: “#100DaysWithout Smoking R1D3 ” followed by your update.
- For these challenges you can either decide to eliminate these completely for the whole challenge, or you can set up a daily maximum amount you allow yourself for the activity. For example, maximum 15 minutes of Facebook a day. (If you do so, set an alarm for yourself).
Ideas for the #100DaysWithout:
* Video (if you are like me - I spend way too much time watching)
* anything else you are looking to stop doing.
With this group of challenges, the normal rule of 1hr a day applies.
#100DaysOfMusic includes all the musical instruments, vocals, music synthesizing, DJs etc.
#100DaysOfWriting includes writing, poetry, blogging, etc.
#100DaysOfArt includes drawing, calligraphy, sculpture, etc.
Foreign Languages: Here X is your target language. Examples:
And any other language you want to study.
*If you are not a programmer, but are frustrated with your current career, I highly encourage you to consider learning to code - it will change your life. It is possible to do no matter what your situation is (children, day job, no extra funds, etc.) Start for free here: freeCodeCamp If you want more info on this, let me know and I will create a video and add more info on why and how.
- For Cooking you don’t have to have a certain minimum time spent on it daily - instead you can adopt the rule of making minimum one meal a day by yourself
BODY: Health and Fitness related
Important! There are very specific - where more care has to be taken than in other challenges. They will be the first challenges for which I will be adding more explanations.
I am not a doctor and I can’t tell you what to do for the Fitness or Exercise challenges. Consult with your doctor before committing to any exercise program.
I have some general recommendations and suggestions on what you could do.
- #100DaysOfHealth is a holistic approach to health, including some exercise, eating healthier food, etc. Before committing, make up a plan. Some example rules you could adopt:
- Monday, Wednesday, Friday I will do 20 minutes of exercise
- I will be continually improving my food choices.
- On the days when I am not exercising, I will either meditate for 15 minutes, or do some stretching.
- I will try to incorporate other activities on the days when I am not exercising, such as walking, playing active games, etc. when I feel like doing it but it will be a bonus.
You may also decide to drop or minimize certain types of foods for your #100DaysOfHealth challenge.
- #100DaysOfFitness and #100DaysOfExercise are up to you to decide as well. My recommendation is to not overcommit - the lower your daily minimum will be - the more likely it is you will stick to it.
Also, if you are doing some sort of activity every day - keep rotating between types of muscles/workouts/activities to make sure your training is healthy. I would also recommend starting from doing 2-3 workouts per week - not more. Fill the other days with stretching, walking etc.
These challenges lend themselves well for also posting updates on Instagram.
You can use the IFTTT App to automate posting of photos from Instagram to Twitter: learn how
- #100DaysOfGratitude - instead of having a 1hr minimum, you can decide that for you, the daily habit would be: (for example) writing down 5 things you are grateful for in your life - without repeating yourself for the next 100 days. You can also have a bonus addition of trying to catch yourself complaining as you go about your daily life, and, when possible, switching them to gratitude thoughts.
- #100DaysOfSelfcare - instead of 1hr minimum, you can do one thing daily that is just to make yourself feel better - do something you really enjoy, buy yourself a little present, get rid of clutter, reconnect with an old friend, take a bath - anything that is a loving and kind gesture towards yourself. This is an antidote to a burnout. You can do any action daily and it can be any of those, but you have to do one.
- #100DaysOfMeditation - you can commit to 10 minute minimum or 15 minute minimum daily. (Or any other amount of time, but try to keep it minimal so that you stick to the habit).
- $#100DaysOfKindness - do a kind thing towards anyone daily - can be anything.
- For these you can choose whether you take a certain amount of time daily on the habit, or if you make 1 video or a certain number of Instagram posts a day. For #100DaysOfYouTube I would recommend creating a video a day if you make short videos. For longer content I would recommend spending 1hr per day on it (you can work on either planning, filming, scripting or editing during the hour)
- With Vine coming back soon as a Version 2, you can do the #100DaysOfVine where you plan and create 1 or more vines per day on your account.
HAVEN’T FOUND YOURS? LET’S ADD IT!
People do a lot of things, and we might be missing some challenges which should be added. You can help us add them and let other people discover those.
Instructions on how to think about the challenges:
The key here is to keep the challenges specific enough so that people with the same interests are gathered around them. The temptation and a big risk is in trying to make these challenges too specific - we always want to create something of our own, and that’s good, but it might divide the community into too many separate challenges where there is not enough people in each and not too much diversity.
There is a delicate balance to be found.
Another thing to think about is: certain activities don’t lend themselves well to doing it every day without extra tension if the rules are formulated too strictly. The rules where you have to push out something or make something every day, because sometimes it takes more time than we think, and the philosophy of the #100DaysOfX challenges is not results-oriented, but process-oriented. If you are writing something as a part of #100DaysOfWriting - the goal is not to produce 3 pages a day, but to write for 1 hour, no matter if on some days you will write 5 pages, on others 2.
If you found a challenge that you think is missing from this list, DM me on Twitter @ka11away and I will help you figure out where it fits into the scheme of things and I would love to add it if it makes sense.
Publicly COMMIT to any of the challenges:
If you made the decision to commit to the challenge, Click here to tweet it to the world, making yourself accountable and taking your resolve to the next level!
Change YOURCHALLENGE to the challenge you’re committing to when tweeting out your commitment!
Tweet to commit to the challenge!
One you’ve committed to one of the challenges, read the Steps page to learn, ahemm well, the next steps.
If you have an idea of another channel/site/resource where we could establish a presence, please fill in the form on the Contact page, or DM me on Twitter: @ka11away