5 Fun 30 Day Challenges

I wanted to do something different today. There are lots of 30-Day challenges happening. I’m currently participating in the Ultimate Blog Challenge. The other participants and I are striving to write a new article every day this month. I’ve had friends do juicing challenges, photography challenges, and gratitude challenges, to mention a few. A 30-day challenge can be a great way to kick start making a significant change in your life. The mere thought of making a long-term change can be too uncomfortable for most people to bear. However, most of us are intrigued and less intimidated by trying something new for just a month. 

 In just a month, you can get a great start on creating a new habit that can take your life to the next level. It’s only 30 days and a key goal is to have fun.
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  • Gratitude journal. This is one of the easier challenges, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t incredibly life-changing. Just list five things each day you’re grateful for. Try to avoid too many repeats over the month. Doing this first thing in the morning helps set the tone for the day. Need some help? Here are 50+ prompts.
  •  Speak to one new person each day. Talking to new people has a lot of benefits. You’ll get better at talking to strangers, reduce your social anxiety, might make a new friend. Who knows, you may get to know someone special and get a date out of the deal. 
  • Exercise for 30 minutes. If you don’t exercise, it’s important to add to your life. It’s beneficial to your physical and mental health. Find an activity that you like to do and commit to it for 30 days. 
  •  Listen to a guided meditation audio program in bed each night. It’s difficult to begin meditating on your own, but there is another option - recorded, guided meditations. Lie in bed at night and just listen. Notice the changes you’ve experienced after 10 days. Audible has sleep stories and meditations available.
  • Create a morning routine and follow it. Plan out the first two hours of your day and then follow your plan. Think about your goals and responsibilities. Create a morning routine that supports those.
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Thirty-day challenges can be a fun and less threatening way to make a change in your life. In the back of your mind, you’ll always know that it’s just 30 days, and that you’re free to quit after that. This is a very different mindset than starting something that you feel you should maintain forever. 


 At the end of 30 days, evaluate the month. Was it worth it? What have you gained? What did it cost you financially, emotionally, or regarding time? Is it worth continuing? 


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Elisa

So many challenges and so little time! Thanks for giving us your top 5 list. I love the one about talking to a new person every day – I don’t need a date, but I would like to expand my professional network. Kudos!

vidya

Love the speak to one new person each day idea …. and I know I need to get started (once again) on the exercise thing you mention..:-)

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