21-Day Challenges

21-Day Challenges

21-Day Personal Challenges in 2023

 

Below I’ve listed some proposed challenges I’d like to run for 21 days straight in 2023.  Why 21? Twenty-one days make up the duration of what is widely considered the minimum to begin a habit.  Further studies suggest that 66 days are needed to form a habit, but I’ll be doing 21 in order to see how I feel and gauge any potential positive/negative effects on my life.

Obviously this isn’t a controlled experiment, as I’m doing 2 things at once (and compounding 21 days of one thing into another 21 days of something different will affect things.)  But, this is an easy intro to see some changes and do what’s right.

 

I’ve broken them into 2 categories:

Abstinence:

  • No booze - Cutting out midnight snacking too. Jan 4-24
  • No sugar - Nothing processed.  Fruit is ok. Jan 25 - Feb 14
  • No caffeine - Might add in green tea if headaches occur. Mar 2-21
  • No social media - I'll do my best to schedule/delegate work.  Mar 22 - Apr 11
  • Heartburn/GERD - Focus on gut repair. Sept 29 - Oct 20
  • EMP Prep - Learn, Prep, Gather for potential EMP attack.
  • No meat - I might make an exception for fish & eggs...
  • No screentime - TV/movies, phone, social, work?
  • No clutter - Each day I'll spend 2 hours culling the cluter, be it on the computer, in closets, the garage, etc...
  • No Dairy - Cut out everything.
  • No Gluten - 100% gluten-free and mostly carb free.
  • Organic - Eat only organic.
  • No Dark Colors - wear only light clothing.

Persistence:

  • Workout - Daily circuit, swim, surf, or hike. Jan 4-24
  • Sleep - Daily bedtime of 9 am with at least 8 hours of sleep. Jan 25 - Feb 14
  • Breath Hold/Work - Daily practice to increase time. Mar 22 - Apr 11
  • Meditate - Daily 20+ minutes of meditation or breath work.
  • Build - Daily build of a catio.
  • Gratitude Journal - Daily paragraph to page.
  • Surf - Daily surf sessions for 1-hour minimum.
  • Art - Daily artwork of at least 1 hour.
  • Blogging - 1 daily blog post on this site or for work.
  • Ice/Heat - Daily Ice Bath and/or Sauna.
  • Friendship - Daily active time with friends.
  • Videos - Daily editing and publishing.
  • Water - Only water as liquid intake, 10+ glasses daily.
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2023 needs to be a completely different year for the Norbergs.

 

Don’t get me wrong, 2022 was the best year of our lives in many ways:

 

  • Business – This has been the best year for our group of businesses.
  • Creatively – I made more videos than ever, did some artwork, and …I finished building a treehouse!
  • Family – We’re closer than we’ve ever been.
  • Travel – We did 1.5 months this summer traveling to Nicaragua, Mexico, and California.  This was also an achievement for our businesses since I didn’t work much.

But, there are a lot of things that fell away and would make our lives far better.  So, in 2023, I’ll be documenting 20-day challenges.  I’m documenting mostly just for me (I need accountability, and if it’s out there on the web, at least I’ll feel like I should give a damn.)

 

PAST: 2 decades on Maui, 35 years of surfing, 21 countries traveled, and just 1 treehouse built.

PRESENT: Seeking great food, would create art daily if I had endless energy/time, I run 3 businesses, and I put family at #1.  Prepping for the next personal challenge.

FUTURE: I'm most excited about my next backpacking trip into Haleakala. We just did 3.5 months of traveling, so no more major travel for a bit.