Monday, 31 December 2012

The 2013 Weekly Challenge

I have been completely lazy this year, it's a fact.  I haven't pushed myself enough or put myself out there and welcomed opportunities (not that I came across many, but they probably appeared when I had my glasses off or was looking in the direction of the tv - I've watched far too much tv this year).  True, I started exploring with my friend this winter, and I definitely want to continue that, but it's hardly a USEFUL hobby.

Luckily, Sarah (over at Sarah Rooftops) and I have been brainstorming a remedy to this.  We've come up with a sixty point challenge, with enough activities to keep us busy for an entire year.  The best part is we're picking a random one (or more!) every week, and not necessarily the same one as each other, so it should keep things interesting for us and you guys!

Check out the list below...
  • Photograph your favourite places.
  • Have a nostalgia trip (go somewhere you loved as a kid, watch a childhood cartoon, meet an old friend).
  • Have an early night with a good book.
  • Learn a dance.
  • Test a new drink (Elise is stuck in a Bud rut; Sarah's getting tipsy on wine).
  • Try a new restaurant.
  • Write a completely honest post about how you're feeling right now.
  • Try a new beauty/hair/skincare/anything-from-Boots product.
  • Have an internet-free weekend.
  • Write a letter to your past self.
  • Write a letter to your future self. Use to send it.
  • Try a food you hated as a child.
  • Try a new ice cream flavour.
  • Watch a sport.
  • List the top 5 places you want to visit in the world. Start saving for one of them.
  • Spend a day in your pyjamas.
  • Leave a comment on every blog you read for a week.
  • Buy that practical thing you never get around to.
  • Spend the day/night watching only one channel. See what you learn.
  • Try something you think you're going to hate.
  • Rearrange some furniture.
  • Make a new friend/meet a blog friend.
  • Write a big, long list of things that make you happy.
  • Send an anonymous gift.
  • Have a picnic.
  • Do something nice for somebody you don't know or don't much like.
  • Read a newspaper.
  • Give up your biggest vice for a week.
  • Clear out under your bed/the junk drawer/your wardrobe/that bulging cupboard.
  • Tell someone you love them.
  • Turn a few different corners on a familiar path.
  • Go bowling.
  • Pick a book totally at random (from the library/charity shop/bookshop) and review it.
  • Send postcards just because.
  • Go to a local event.
  • Have a tea party.
  • Create something (anything!).
  • Do something on your own which makes you feel self-conscious.
  • Do something that scares you.
  • Get rid of five things you no longer love.
  • Visit a local interest spot.
  • Read a biography.
  • Have a movie day.
  • Give an abandoned hobby another go.
  • Try a new exercise.
  • Play a board game.
  • Discover new music.
  • Visit somewhere new.
  • Take the long walk home.
  • Photograph a stranger with their permission.
  • Make something outside your cooking/crafting comfort zone
  • Spend a day blitzing your to do list.
  • Buy yourself something frivolous.
  • Leave a good book for a stranger to find. 
  • Hang something new on the wall.
  • Take a friend/loved one on a mystery date.
  • Say thank you.
  • Teach somebody something.
  • Watch a classic film/read a classic book you've never got around to before.
  • Complete a personal challenge.

I'm so excited to start!  Feel free to join in with us and help mix things up, and be sure to check out Sarah's post on the subject.  If you followed her 'Why Don't You' series then I think you'll have fun with this...



  1. that sounds like fun. So many cool things to get your teeth into x

  2. I love this, I was thinking of doing something similar, I need to get a list together......maybe stealing some of yours though! Can't ait to see how you get on. Happy new year xxx

  3. Sounds like fun, plenty of scope there for new experiences!

  4. What great choices! I look forward to lots more posts by you in 2013!
    Happy New Year, babe! xxx

  5. I love this - will definitely be stealing some of these! Happy new year! :) xx

  6. Hi, I love this idea and have "stolen" your list for myself - hope you don't mind!! I will probably modify it to suit me but think it's a great little challenge - look forward to seeing how people get on through the coming months

  7. Love this idea! Will definitely be having a go myself :)


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