Last year for the month of November, we challenged men to give up three vices for a month. They say that it takes just 21 days to form (or lose) a habit, and from those who participated last year, you'll remember that there's great satisfaction from achieving self-set goals, so let's get started on our 2015 #N3!
No Nothing November concentrated on giving up vices last year, but this year we're going to upgrade just a little bit. Let's take a look at the phrase No Nothing November- It's more than just giving up some vices.. in fact, that should be called Nothing November. But we're here to say no to nothing. So this year the challenge is:
- Give up Three Vices for a month.
- Take up One Daily activity for a month.
As we did last year, we want you to choose three vices you want to ditch for the month (and maybe for longer!) Some chose porn, some chose alcohol, and some chose /r/theredpill (bastards). Pick three vices or distractions that you want to remove from your life and kick them to the curb. If you pick alcohol or cigarettes, get them out of your house. If you pick porn, install that parental control software. If you picked /r/theredpill, close this window now.
Now for the new part of N3, making sure that no day is wasted, we say no to nothing. Pick an activity or chore that you want to make sure gets done daily. It can be big, or it can be small. Clean your apartment, make your bed, hit the gym (best option), approach at least 3 women a day, shave, work on your hobby project at least an hour a day. Whatever it is, it's time to pick it and make a real schedule to include it in your day.
Sit down with your calendar and figure out what time of the day you'll need to dedicate to your NoNothingSomething. Figure out Thanksgiving. If you are ditching alcohol or taking up the gym, there's no excuse for Thanksgiving. You must commit.
Track your progress
- Track on your personal blog, or
- Twitter, use hashtag #nonothingnovember or
- Use this subreddit to post your progress: /r/nonothingnovember
Start tracking your progress by announcing your goals. If you make a new post in /r/nonothingnovember you can use that thread to post updates as you go. If you use twitter, sticky your goals at the top of your page. Discuss how you plan to achieve these goals and what steps you're going to take to ensure that they happen.
Last year we made it a contest, but the format of this challenge doesn't really lend itself to contest modes, so this year we're doing it a little different.
Every day that you update your progress, update how many days you have completed the challenge. Yes, this requires the honor system. If you're using /r/nonothingnovember, you can edit your user flair on the top right corner of the subreddit by clicking "edit", selecting the first flair option [Days], and edit it to the number of days you've been successful.
At the end of the month, people who have the number 30+ in their flair and enough logs in their thread (or blog or twitter) to reasonably corroborate it will get a special 2015 #N3 badge next to their name in TRP.
If you cheat, then that badge will serve as a daily reminder that you did not complete the challenge, and that you dishonor those who have the badge by being a fraud.
We start November 1st So get your last drink, smoke, wank out of the way and get ready for