30 Days Challenge Ideas

Have you ever heard of the 30 day challenge? I first heard it on TedTalk around 2017 and I loved the idea! Here is the talk below:

His short lighthearted talk offers a new way to think about setting and achieving goals.

It is about saying: “I am willing to try. I am willing to push aside any natural thoughts or fears that you all may be judging my mistakes and critiquing my technique.” This life was never meant to compare our ourselves with others, but to connect with them. Our fears of perfection and judgment will fade as you develop your talents – whether you believe you’re talented in them or not. We are leaving legacies on every page of our lives. “Doubt not, fear not.”

I believe this idea so fully. Trying something new and continuing to practice it day by day is what makes life so enjoyable! The fact that life has SO much to offer us and we have the privilege to experience it all.

He mentions that small, sustainable changes are more likely to stick. You don’t need to choose some outrageous goal (although you very well could, because we can do anything in just 30 days!). But you can also keep it small and simple. The question Matt Cutts asks at the end of his talk is, “What are you waiting for?” He points out that the next 30 days are going to go by, whether you challenge yourself or not.

So here is my list of things I would like to try or subtract from my life for 30 days. Write down any that stick out to you!

  1. Take 10,000 steps a day
  2. Stretch every morning
  3. Drink 72 ounces of water every day
  4. Write a thank you letter to a different person.
  5. Read scriptures daily
  6. Wash my face
  7. Take vitamins daily
  8. Write down 3 things I’m grateful for
  9. Pray out loud
  10. Compliment my husband
  11. Call an old friend (not text)
  12. Meditate once a day
  13. Do breath work
  14. Do yoga
  15. 30 minutes of exercise
  16. Eat vegan
  17. Write a blog post
  18. Watercolor daily
  19. Weave
  20. Take a video
  21. Read in a book
  22. Take a picture a day
  23. No TV
  24. No refined sugar 
  25. Learn a new knot a day
  26. Learn to walk on hands/hand stand
  27. No caffeine
  28. Learn to Juggle
  29. Try a new instrument
  30. Learn 20 constellations
  31. Practice slide puzzles
  32. Sign language with kids

Keep a 30-day challenge journal and ask yourself:

  1. What was the hardest part of the challenge for you?
  2. Was something more memorable about this time because of your challenge focus?
  3. What is something you learned about yourself during the challenge that surprised you?

Comment below any that come to mind that you don’t see in this list. I would love to hear them!

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