Sunday, January 21, 2007

The 30 day experiment


My New Year's resolution is to have an entire year of 30 day experiments.
Inspired partly, by Super Size Me but without the 'extreme' nature of it (because my life doesn't permit).
This month has been 'what would my sister eat' experiment. For those of you who don't know her, it means that I don't eat any fat or sugar and I cut out alot of calories.
It's been kind of fun. I've had a slip or two - but overall it's been a good experiment (inside and out).

The next 30 days are in the War Room (our 24/7 prayer room). One shift is three hours... and I'd like to do a shift a day for 30 days... this will be difficult because I'm away for almost 10 days out of the month (altogether) so, I'm going to have to take the war room with me (you can take Danielle out of the dtes but you can't take the dtes out of Danielle). ;-)

The next month is a pilates 30 day-er.

I'm open to some other suggestions... I think somehow I'd like to put some 'silence' as a discipline in one of the months... I had talked of the idea of going to a monastary for a month - but not sure that fits in with my schedule either...

Fasting has come up a lot - technology fast (no media for 30 days), spending fast (no buying for 30 days), car fast (only public transit)... stuff like that... could be cool...

I figure it's a good way of adding some new disciplines to my life (hopefully, I'll be able to keep what is good about all the streams I'm trying).

I'm open to suggestions for experimental months... I need 9 more ;-)
Peace out.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Learn French everyday for a month.

Only wear blue for a month.

Memorize a bible verse every day for a month.

Only eat through straws for a month.

Try a new extreme sport every day for a month.

Get a tatoo / piercing every day for a month.

Convince one person every day for a month to sponsor a child.

Avoid bitter / insulting / angry / negative / gossipy talk for a month.

Just a few thoughts.

Secret Soldier

Shane MacDonald said...

be a benedictine for one month. Here's what you need to do:

~ read and meditate on the rule daily.

~ attend 1 churchservice somewhere everyday

~ pray 4 times a day every day for a month

~ read the book of psalms in it's entirety in a month

Danielle said...

good suggestions... keep 'em coming. ;-)

a tattoo or piercing EVERY day for a month... wow.

Deborah said...

Just a couple that came to mind quickly. How about . . .

Anonymous good deed month - good deeds without any credit!

Give it away month - each day give away something you own (not necessarily anonymously)

I'd love to know what you final list looks like.

Anonymous said...

just a couple from the top of my head.

give an encouraging word to 2 different people each day,

pray for one person, to see growth and/or salvation, every day for a month

lisa

Anonymous said...

just a couple from the top of my head.

give an encouraging word to 2 different people each day,

pray for one person, to see growth and/or salvation, every day for a month

lisa

Denise said...

No starbucks for 30 days?? That's the first one that came to mind!

OR

Starbucks FOR 30 days. Oh wait, you already do that!!!!

This is interesting. Its got me intrigued and wanting to do something myself.
;)

Danielle said...

no starbucks for thirty days.... I think I might go with the whole tattoo thing... ;-)
Actually, that's a good one.
I was thinking about going a whole month without buying anything... a spending fast. That would be cool...
the good dead a day (covert operation style) is a very tempting one as well...
I'll keep you posted.
Good suggestions.