Why would anyone want to change in the first place? That’s a good question and I attend to answer with the personal experiments I undertake on this blog. My theory on life is that we are constantly evolving as human begins. Each day is an opportunity to try something new.
Each week, I pick a new “Life Experiment” I want to implement in my own life. A habit I want to change. A new skill I want to develop. A new challenge I set for myself. Then try it out for everyday for 30 days. I may not continue everything I set out to do, but its my hope that any person can learn from an experience if they at least try.
What I’ve found is that nothing happens in life until you take action…action that you take everyday. In order to create some kind of change you need to DO something. Experimenting gives you the option to pick one or two simple habits that you try and decide if its something you want to integrate in your life.
My inspiration to experiment come from a few people including:
- Steve Pavlina – Steve was the first to suggest doing 30-day trials based on his experience with the sharreware industry. He conducted numerous “experiments” including juice fasting, eating raw only foods and not watching TV for 30 days. He also has a great post on 30-day trials.
- Morgan Spurlock – Morgan is famous for his documentary Super Size Me where he did an experiment in eating McDonald’s food for 30 days. He decided to take that concept further and do a show on FX called 30 Days. In that show, he takes people with two very different lifestyles and put them together for a month to see what happens. Some episodes include a homophobic straight man living with gay men, a Christian living with Muslims and two New Yorkers who go without electrcity for a month.
- Any Other Blogger Willing to Take on 30-Day Trials – In doing my research for this project, I found many people out there challenging themselves to change over a month and that’s really inspiring. It’s always great to have other people who are facing your same challenge to talk to. If you’re a blogger and have a 30-day trial you’d like to let people know about, then contact me and I post your 30-day challenge on this site.