You can’t do everything at once. And that’s okay. So what are you doing now? – his royal highness, Sean McCabe

I am a completely different person to who I was last year. And she was a different person to the 2012 Caylee. And so on. I like reinventing myself. I like being better. I like being my best.

I treat myself like the business asset that I am. I love learning. I no longer think “oh I wish I could do that”. Now I make a plan to just do it. And I know that these plans start with habit. We are not what we do every now and then. We are not a fluke. We are what we repeatedly do (thanks, Aristotle).

I announced on Instagram that I would be doing a 30 day habit challenge during November. I even made a planner for it. Making an announcement and being accountable to anyone other than yourself is the first step to making it official. I’ll be keeping track of it on my blog for two reasons. 1. The whole accountability thing and 2. If you wanted to join me or later do a challenge for yourself and you wanted an idea of the outline.

I’m starting my habit challenge tomorrow, and I still don’t know what I’ll be doing. It’s not that I am disorganised or anything less than wildly enthusiastic. I have a lot of ideas for making myself a better person. I even keep a running list in my Todoist. I am going to use the entirety of the day to ponder on this and think what works best for me.

Habit Ideas

Habits I have successfully implemented:

  • wake up early
  • morning routine (eyes open, say “okay day!” out loud [which Griffin has now been trained to know that it means getting up and excitement], spring out of bed, go to the loo, glass of water, cup of coffee, go upstairs, start working)
  • drinking water
  • MITs (the best habit I ever took on)
  • unprocrastination
  • single tasking (needs a bit of work)
  • to do listing
  • time tracking (not one I want to continue with)
  • digital declutter practices (second best habit)
  • mental declutter practices
  • inbox zero
  • daily, weekly, monthly, and annual reviews

Ideas for my next 30 Days:

  • daily write
  • daily Bible read
  • meditation
  • morning stretching
  • single tasking
  • learning
  • less online
  • deliberate introspection
  • active gratitude

My broad plan

  • do this one habit every day for 30 days
  • come up with specific plan, figure out what success means for this for me
  • Start with 1 November as Day zero, and use 2 – 31 for the 30 days
  • use the Habit planner to plan everything, to provide some structure to my recording, and to monitor how subjectively successful I am
  • first day: go through the Tiago Forte Skillshare course
  • first week: participate in Tiny Habits (I have my habits for this already)
  • make use of the Sea Change habit-building principles and tips
  • research habit building even further, and learn more about how my body works
  • check in on the blog as an accountability resource

Resources for building a habit


30 Days to a new habit because as Sean McCabe says, “You can't do everything at once. And that's okay. So what are you doing now?”

So who’s with me?