Time for a new challenge! I’ve been wondering what to do for this challenge for a while and was talking with a friend about it. She listed a few challenges she’s been considering and one stuck out.
No swearing for a month.
I will admit that my mouth has gotten a bit worse since I started my company. Not because it’s hard…although it is. Not because customers can be difficult…although they can be sometimes. It because in a male-dominated field of tech startups, it’s hard not to pick up a few bad habits.
And this potty mouth is one that has gotten a bit out of control. Don’t get me wrong – cursing has it’s place and I will not give it up forever. But, just like I give up coffee and caffeine every one in a while because I hate being addicted to anything, I think it’s time I tried to give up swearing for 30 days. It will help me be more aware of what is coming out of my mouth. Plus, it seems appropriate since a few of the challenges this year have concentrated on what I’ve been putting in my mouth.
So the challenge will run from today through December 16th. I plan to have a swear jar to track how much I slip up through out the month. I’m working out the monetary value of the punishment now, but I expect it to be weighted.
Should be interesting!