This year I don't have resolutions. Instead, my roommate and I are embarking on what we are calling 100 Days of Hustle. The main idea behind the 100 Days of Hustle is to focus on getting work done on our side projects and to simply kill it for 100 consecutive days. Both of us are in transitionary periods in our lives and so we really need to make things happen. In addition to spending time on side projects, our 100 Days of Hustle also involves embracing healthy practices such as drinking less, making more food at home and eating healthier, exercising regularly, and getting enough sleep every night.
My 100 Days of Hustle are going to focus on creating. I sometimes spend too much time thinking about ideas or how things are going to play out when I need to just get my hands dirty and start creating. I have many side projects that I want to work on, from sculptures to websites to music, and I want to design or create something every day. It doesn't have to be a finished product every day, but I want to make progress on the creation each day.
On top of creating every day, I also have a plethora of other things I want to do daily, such as work on spanish, be active (running, biking, yoga, stretching, etc), write, meditate and come up with an idea a day (100daysofideas.tumblr.com). Other things I mentioned, like cooking at home more frequently, saving money, exploring New York, limiting drinking, reading the books I have instead of buying new books and getting enough sleep will also be a part of my hustle.
I know that trying to accomplish all of these things at the same time is a pretty serious task. I have heard advice about not trying to change too many habits at the same time or not taking on too much at once. But I don't care. I know it could easily crash and burn, but I want to learn instead of having someone tell me how to be more productive. This is an incredibly important time for me so I would rather swing for the seats than try to play it safe.
Let the Hustle begin!