We all want to make changes in our lifestyle, either because we’re bored or because we feel a certain adjustment would improve our quality of life. From diet to fitness routines, from task management to personal relationships – a change is always welcome in every one of these areas or, why not, in all of them.
But making a drastic change proves difficult sometimes, especially when you decide to make the switch overnight. That happens presumably because you feel out of your comfort zone, the rules have changed and you don’t have confidence you can stick with these new “settings” – therefore you lack motivation. That’s why I think you should try out such changes before incorporating them into your lifestyle.
So here’s where the concept of a 30-day challenge comes in. Whatever change you choose to make, the very commitment to action for 30 days is in itself empowering and motivating. If, by the time the challenge is over, you’re not convinced the respective change is good for you, there you have your answer. But an achievement remains an achievement – and one of these challenges might just convince you to make a big, positive and more importantly permanent change in your life, and that could make all the difference.
Some are easily achievable, other less so, but there’s a reason they call it a challenge. So here are some ideas:
- Get up at 5:00 AM for 30 days.
- Read at least 20 pages of a book every day for 30 days.
- Drink a smoothie every day for 30 days straight.
- Spend at least half an hour in nature every day for 30 days in a row.
- Reach out to 3 new people every day for 30 days.
- Don’t complain for 30 days.
- Do something out of your comfort zone every day for 30 days.
- Write a journal entry every day for 30 days.
- Have an idea hour (brainstorming, introspection) every day for 30 days.
- Have a solid breakfast every morning for 30 days.
- Learn something new every day for 30 days.
- Meditate for at least a couple of minutes 30 days in a row.
- Run 3 miles (aprox. 5km) every day for 30 days.
- Take a photo that tells a special story every day for 30 days.
- Give a compliment every day 30 days in a row.
- Reach out to a friend or relative living far away from you every day for 30 days.
- Give up alcohol for 30 days.
- Be totally honest with yourself and others for 30 days.
- Do something that makes you smile or laugh every day for 30 days.
- Write your dreams down every morning for 30 days.