A couple of years ago, I read an article about a “Do-A-Thon”. You take one week (or more, if you need it) to do stuff that you would usually procrastinate. And I thought this sounded great. Because it forces you to get your shit together. I know that you can just do these things at any given moment. But for me, it helps when I have a certain period in which I get everything done.
As far as I know, this “Do-A-Thon” happened only once. The creator never mentioned it again. But I still like the idea. And while it’s even more motivating and fun to do it with a big group of people, it’s not a necessity.
At the end of February (from the 25th of February until the 1st of March to be more precise), I am going to participate in my own do-a-thon. This is the week after my host kids’ half-term is over. Which means that I’ll be falling behind with stuff.
It’s still a few weeks away, but that will give me enough time to make a list of all the things I want to get done during that week. I’m also going to think about the different challenges and whether I’m going to be doing them.
Challenges for the Do-A-Thon
- Do one thing that scares you or do something that challenges the story you tell yourself.
- Complete a project (creative or otherwise) that you’ve been putting off.
- Do something that involves someone else or do something for someone else.
- Learn something new.
- Do something to foster a calm or welcoming environment.
Remember, these challenges are guidelines. You do not have to complete these challenges or even consider them if you want to participate in the Do-A-Thon.
You can find the original blog post on the Do-A-Thon on www.molliereads.com.
If any of you would like to participate in the do-a-thon with me, let me know in the comments below!