The 52 Week Challenge, 2014 Edition

Inspired by Kincavel Korner and Lifehacker, I’ve compiled a list of 52 challenges for 2014. Initially, all I planned on really doing was taking a photo of myself every day for the year to see how my face changes and if I can correlate the changes to any life events, but then I thought I could expand on that following my online finds.

So behold, my list of challenges!

Turquoise – completed
Pink – in progress

Health (1-15)

  1. Lose 1kg each month (I’m currently overweight, and losing 12kg would take me to just around the top of the healthy BMI range. I know I should be aiming for within that range, not outside of it, but I also know from experience that trying for too much leads to the opposite results.)
  2. Go 1 week without snacking on anything in the office
  3. Buy a swimsuit I like and will actually wear
  4. Go swimming
  5. Meditate every day for two weeks
  6. Drink 1 glass of still water every day for a month – 11/31
  7. Try a new recipe every month
  8. Go to the dentist
  9. Get off the computer at least 30 minutes before going to bed for a month
  10. Include vegetables in every dinner for a week
  11. Go one week without any chocolate
  12. Go to the gym every day for a week
  13. Go to a Zumba class
  14. Learn a new kind of dancing, Latin or Ballroom
  15. Track my calories every day for a week with no exceptions – 7/7

Reading and Writing (16-19)

  1. Read 1 book a week – 2/52
  2. Read only the books I already have
  3. Read 1 non-fiction book a month
  4. Write 1 blog post a month – 1/12

Charity (20-22)

  1. Write 1 card a month to a Postpals kid
  2. Donate one item of clothing to charity each month
  3. Volunteer

Arts (23-31)

  1. Paint once a month
  2. Knit once a week – 2/52
  3. Knit a different stitch each month and make a swatch
  4. Fill a sketchbook
  5. Try a singing class
  6. Watch one movie a week – 2/52
  7. Go to the cinema once every two months
  8. Take a picture of myself every day – 15/365
  9. Make a time-lapse movie of my images

Work/Personal Development (32-37)

  1. Leave at 5:30pm every day for a week
  2. Go to bed before 10pm every day for a week
  3. Complete 3 online courses
  4. Write 3 blog posts about work-related topics
  5. Stop dealing with complaints
  6. Use Duolingo every day for a week to learn German

Travel/Outdoors (38-47)

  1. Go out of town once a month
  2. Visit 6 National Trust sites
  3. Go somewhere in Europe
  4. Go on a picnic
  5. Go to Scotland
  6. Go on an adventure with just my younger brother
  7. Go to a zoo
  8. Take a dog for a walk
  9. Go for a walk once a week – 1/52
  10. Go out on New Year’s Eve 2014 (I was in bed already when this New Year came around, and I was asleep ten minutes later. How dull for a 22-year-old!)

Home (48-52)

  1. Organise paperwork every week – 2/52
  2. Track finances every week in YNAB – 2/52
  3. Get rid of old university stuff that’s no longer relevant
  4. Get rid of old makeup/toiletries
  5. Put aside £1 for every day in the month for emergency savings

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