Category: Challenges


Life calendar: For 6 years I counted the time until my death

Life calendar is a Tim Urban-inspired tool of stoic nihilism for those going through an existential crisis. These squares are the weeks from birth to (probable, taking the average in Europe) death at around 80 years of age:


You are not Google (don't have a million customers, so don't think about the future)

Let me tell you about a weight loss program - a project, which I worked on for half a year… And purchased by less than 10 buyers…


[Relationship Strengthening Month] And do you love your neighbor? Do you make time for them?

A few days before the day of love for Lithuania, the world celebrates another day of love - Valentine's Day. Probably the most famous day of February, forgetting the one that sometimes occurs at the end of the month. Love. Who doesn't want it? Well, judging by what this Fourteenth has turned into, almost no one needs love anymore. Because love is needed only for people with whom you want to get hot and create a brigade [...]


Month with travel: When I realized that I hate traveling

What are the most popular posts on Facebook? Basically: weddings, beautiful people… And travel. Share a travel photo and you'll get more attention than on your birthday! So it's no wonder there are so many travel freaks - it's so easy to get distracted and forget the problems you should really be dealing with. In 2013, I tried to travel for a whole month. I wanted to travel around my native Kaunas for 30 days in a row […]


A year without a relationship: What I learned about myself after giving up women for a year

A challenge that probably doesn't matter to you at all. Or at least that's what I'm guessing. I tried to be alone for a year. Or rather, without the girls who so often caught my eye, mind, heart and dick. Keep in mind: I also consider this challenge a failure. Why? I just don't know what I got from him and that's it. Although it was quite fun. I provide notes if these [...]


Productivity Techniques Month: 30 days, 30 technicians and 259+ completed jobs

Even before I wrote The Lazy Manifesto, I decided to try about 30 different productivity techniques and see which ones would work best for me. Later I wrote "The Lazy Manifesto": my first book about minimalism, the necessity of laziness for our health and productive work. That's basically what productivity techniques are designed for. The Kanban work monitoring system is used in the factory of the car manufacturer Toyota, and about the magic words Lean […]


What you need to know if you want to get up earlier

"Early to bed and early to rise - this is what makes a man healthy, rich and wise." Benjamin Franklin, 18th century. politician Getting up early in my childhood was a big misunderstanding for me. Get up at six in the morning, get dressed with zombie speed, forcefully eat breakfast and prepare for the trip to the sea? Why do my parents torture me so much? Why can't you sleep yet??? But over the past year, my approach […]


The year I tracked every job I held

You do the work - you write on a piece of paper - you put the piece of paper in a pile. Yes, for one year, 2017, i followed every job i did.


Satisfying without meat: How did I become vegan?

You know, I'm not going to start with arguments about why veganism is good. I believe that you have already heard enough of these. Well, okay, not a little bit - those vegans are really obnoxious…


What if you start a lot of projects but don't finish them? [Challenge You]

I know It happens to me too. I come up with new, really genuinely interesting and good ideas, I start working on these projects...


Autumn with an experiment #100newthingsDaily

Wonderful summer without Facebook years (I will tell you about which one and why I liked it so much here) found an idea that stuck:


I invite you to join the challenge! Summer without Facebook!

A challenge for you!


It's the fourth time I've turned off the internet for a month

A month without internet. I experienced them already three and they are different every time. In the first year I discovered my family, in the second year - books. The third time is your relationship with your relationship.


Experiment 11: Public Creator Notes Idea - Weekly!

Goal of the day: 1439 words. Written: 888.


3 mistakes I made when trying to plan my time to the minute

Goal of the day: 1497 words. Written: 179.


Fifth attempt to write daily

Sometimes I wonder at my impurity. Looks like I'm setting myself a challenge, it's cool... And I completely forget about it!? I've already told you about some of my writing challenges, but I haven't told you exactly how I felt on those days.


Experiment 032: A month without an alarm clock!

Goal of the day: 1290 words. Written: 479.


What items did I have 3 years ago? My first minimalism challenge

Goal of the day: 649 words. Written: 458.


Combo streaks method: I wrote poorly - so I believe you would write better (Part V)

Phew! And apparently that's it. I'm done. After going through paper and electronic notebooks, I discovered what drafts and texts I had written, corrected and added to these, trying not to spoil too much the style of the time, and now I present them to you.


Combo streaks method: Writing Was My Playground (Part IV)

Holy cow. And then I wrote even more!? Yep, it turns out. It's been a long time since I wrote every day, but I still wrote.


Combo streaks method: Looks like I didn't know how to write (Part III)

And then I was still writing. Here are some more updated texts from the archives. Where I could - I left the style so that you can see the difference with the current texts.


Combo streaks method: Horror, what nonsense I used to write (Part II)

When I started the daily writing challenge for the third time, I set myself a goal of increasing my word count only after completing seven days with a lower limit. Yesterday, I shared the first draft of the revised, rewritten and updated texts part of.


Combo streaks method: Third attempt to write daily

For the third time, I decided to try this new one. To write daily, like February and October months, but here the word limit is raised every 7 days.


Fourth attempt at daily writing

And then yet there were attempts to write in December. After finishing the draft of the first short story, I tried to get back to writing more regularly. I didn't do very well.


A third of the year with daily writing: I squeeze myself like a lemon

Goal of the day: 383 words. Written: 421.


A few more experiments I did to test my limits

Goal of the day: 350 words. Written: 386. Photo author Agnes * (Lithuanian, Debesian)


Blogs from a month without internet: "It was probably the best challenge ever"

Goal of the day: 347 words. Written: 513. Photo author Agnes * (Lithuanian, Debesian)


Experiment 074: A day of starvation

Goal of the day: 299 words. Written: 448.


Experiment 059: How did I interview for the first time in my life and what did I learn?

Goal of the day: 281 words. Written: 325.


Comparison of tested workplaces: The good, the bad and the unusual!

Goal of the day: 279 words. Written: 396.


Little Cloud Experiments No. 3: Standing workplace

Goal of the day: 273 words. Written: 275.


The first few days with a stationary workplace

Goal of the day: 257 words. Written: 340.


Failed challenge: A month with travels

And then, after it failed month without delay, in August 2014 I set myself a challenge every day for a month to travel. First to Turkey, then to Lithuania.


A month without delay

Goal of the day: 135 words. Written: 421.


Meditative listening to "Sad Dragons"? Yes, it's a force!

Goal of the day: 124 words. Written: 743. "Slibinus" was photographed by: Linas Marcisauskas.


[Start of Challenge] Challenge 365: Write 1% more each day than the previous day.

When I started writing more than five years ago, my skills were so good that I used to write the word "thank you" as "thank you", it took me half a day to write a paragraph, and almost every sentence ended with 🙂 and similar emoticons.


137 things I owned in 2015: Item sets method

As I mentioned earlier, my The challenge of simplicity started a while ago. Here is an attempt to count all my belongings in 2015, when I was still living with my parents.