100 Days of Productivity is a movement that encourages individuals to do something productive each day for 100 days. This challenge is actually super ambiguous (there are no hard and fast rules for doing it) and I decided to repurpose it for our purposes here at 30 Day Challenge Dude. I wanted to make the challenge more clear so that you could start today and know exactly what you have to do.
So let’s do this 100 days of productivity challenge together!
Here are the rules for the 100 Days of Productivity Challenge:
- It’s no longer a 100 day productivity challenge, it’s only 30 days! This, in my opinion, keeps it manageable and will let you know if it’s something you want to continue
- You create a list of productive activities and must do at least one each day.
- Things that you normally do (work, laundry, cooking) do not count. These have to be things that you aren’t currently doing very often but want to start doing more.
- It can be as easy or hard as you want it, it really depends on the list of things you create before starting the challenge.
My List of Productive Stuff:
I am currently doing A LOT of 30 day challenges so I’m not going to count those things in my list. But I will include things that I am doing some days (ex writing cover letters and applying to jobs). Here goes:
- Cleaning room thoroughly
- Going for a run
- Apply to 5 jobs (with custom cover letters)
- Help somebody in need (3 phone calls or 1 in-person)
- Practice shooting vlogs/videos
- Phone screen or on-site interview
- Service (ex. showing up and doing something for a group)
- Go to a class at my gym
- Go on a first date
These are all things that take a considerable amount of time and effort. If I only put things like “make my bed” or “get 5,000 steps on my FitBit”, than I don’t think we could really call it the 100 day productivity challenge. It would be super easy.
I encourage you to really take a look at things going on in your life and then pick actions that require you to carve out time and put in effort or walk through fear in some way. Your list can be 10 things or 100 things, it really doesn’t matter. 10 things works for me but you may have more ideas!
Starting the 30 Days of Productivity Challenge
I’m starting this productivity challenge today, Monday, July 9, and will be going until Wednesday August 8th. I invite you to join me on this! Create a list and start the challenge. I think we will definitely find ourselves packing more into each day and making substantial forward progress throughout the next 30 days.
I’m going to periodically update this post to tell you all what productive action I took each day. I encourage you to comment your intention to start this challenge as well.
Looking forward to growing with you all!
Monday July 9: Cleaned room thoroughly and unpacked from a weekend trip
Tuesday July 10: Conducted 2 phone screens for exciting jobs
Wednesday July 11: Went for a run (only made it a mile because my knee feels weird 🙁
Thursday July 10: Went to a job interview at a hotel and going on a first date tonight!
Friday July 11: Cleaned room thorougly
Saturday July 12: Day Off (but I did play volleyball for 6 hours)
Sunday July 13: Finished a 30 Day Challenge and wrote a post about it
Monday July 14: First day at a new job!