I got an email today from a program that I did years ago called ‘Do Something’. It was a 14 day program that motivates you to get out of your comfort zone and do things you would not normally do.
To shake things up.
To see things from a new perspective and experience something different.
Each day for 14 days I received an email telling me what to do. It remember some being interesting and some being pretty lame. I did them all for the first few days and then I started lagging. I don’t think I completed the program.
Which is not like me! I’m a cultivator of new habits! I stick to my goals and do what I say I’m going to do.
Turns out, I do what I say I’ll do, not what others tell me to do. I guess that’s not so surprising. After all, the motivation behind my own personal goals and testing out a new program are very different.
BUT – I loved the idea, and I still do, which is why when I got this email from them announcing a new program I immediately signed up.
The Do Something Different Program
So this one again is a 14 day program. For 14 days I will receive emails with things to do. I can then log into the app check off that I did it (gotta love a little accountability built in!) and I can comment and share my thoughts with other people in the community.
Before starting the program they had me answer a bunch of questions. They do this so that they can tailor the program for you so that you’ll get the most out of it. They asked things like:
- behaviours that best describe me (like introverted, extroverted, calm, energetic, etc)
- some of my habits (like screen time, spending time with people you love, noticing good things around you, etc)
- my wellbeing (feeling happy, coping well with problems, physical heath, etc)
They then gave me a ‘score’ – which I gotta be honest, I think is a load of crap. They say that I’m only using 10% of my potential personality. Oh and that 80% of my personality is waiting to be unlocked – ha yeah, ok.
Despite this silly report, I’m still open to giving it a try.
The First Do
So I got my first ‘do’ right away and it’s an easy one: switch seats today.
And I’m gonna do it. I work at a university (and I do all my work on a laptop) so there are a lot of great places that I can go work. Maybe I’ll go work here today:
Only it won’t look like this because 1: it’s rainy and gloomy outside, and 2: it’s the second day of classes and the campus is packed with students.
I’m sure I can find a quiet place on campus to work.
I’ll keep you posted on this program and let you know how it goes. Or you can just give it a try yourself (it’s free).