Ways to Challenge yourself in 2018 – A List

Looking to challenge yourself in 2018? One way to do this is to set a monthly goal. Think of something you always said you would get around to, but always found an excuse not to do it. Then do said task for a full month. We asked around the office, hoping to come up with 50 such tasks, but came up with 26.

This author has already started with number 1 – give up alcohol (for a month). Check out our list below, and see what you think!


  1. Give up Alcholol for a month.
  2. Read every day for a month.
  3. Read at least 50 books (non-fiction) in 2018.
  4. Take a photo-a-day for a month and post to Instagram.
  5. Do some form of exercise every day for a month (walk to the shops does not count).
  6. Take a sabbatical from my day job and do something entirely different for a  month.
  7. Have a goal for each day and aim to complete that goal, whatever else I do.
  8. Cut out coffee for a month.
  9. No Netflix for a month.
  10. Eat at least one piece of fruit a day.
  11. Lean a bit of Spanish.
  12. Fasting. Do a fast to understand – so many things.
  13. Cut out Chocolate/Crisps/Sweet things for a month.
  14. Reduce coffee intake (yes! The second mention of coffee, but I drink too much.
  15. Be nice.
  16. Don’t dwell on what others say – feck em.
  17. Walk to work.
  18. Mindfulness
  19. Go outside comfort zone at least once a month.
  20. Pay me first. You should always pay yourself first before you pay your bills.
  21. Buy a new Kindle so that I can do ‘number 3’ in the dark.
  22. Develop new (good) habits.
  23. Delete Facebook. But, actually, for me, Facebook seems to have evolved to such a time-waste – silly news stories… etc…
  24. Don’t stress.
  25. Get up at least an hour before I need to.
  26. Eat more yoghurt with probiotics.

John Ryan