What is a 30 day challenge?
Do you ever feel like you are doing the same thing every day? Going through the days without really thinking about the things you do and why you do them? If so, you’re probably stuck in your daily routines and (trust us) you’re not the only one.
Did you know that around 40% of everything you do is a habit? Habits are the things you do on a daily basis that does not require much conscious thinking. They pretty much happen on autopilot. Because of the daily repetition, habits have a big impact on a person’s long-term results. Knowing this, wouldn’t it be wise to become aware of your daily habits and the effects they have on your life? Once that awareness is gained you can consciously choose which habits serve you and which don’t. This is where 30 Day Challenges come in. During a 30 day challenge, you will tweak one of your daily habits for 30 days to experience the effects of that change. By doing one challenge at the time most people can manage the change without overwhelming themselves. Once the 30 days are finished you can choose if you wish to keep the activity as a habit or not. You’ve possibly mastered a new habit that can positively impact every area of your life. Additionally, whether you decide to continue with your activity or not, you’ll have learned some valuable information about yourself which you can take with you for the rest of your life!
Why 30 day challenges?
There are several reasons why you should do a 30 day challenge. We’ve listed a view of them below.
- It helps you to experiment with your daily routines.
- It makes you more aware of yourself and the effects that your habits have on your life.
- It trains your discipline muscle, which will help you with making the right choices and taking the right actions.
- It helps you to develop good habits and getting rid of bad ones.
- It makes you feel alive.
- It’s fun!
If you’re still not sure whether a 30 day challenge will be of value to you, watch the inspiring TED talk from Matt Cutts. In this short 3,5 minute talk Matt gives us a great indication of the value of 30 day challenges by explaining how it completely revolutionised his life and how it could do the same for yours. Check it out!
Jason Zook, a serial entrepreneur and the founder of Wandering imfully , loves to do 30 day challenges. He wrote an article about the reasons why you should embark on a 30 day challenge and how to stick to it. It’s a quick read and it will definitely provide some great inspiration to do a 30 day challenge yourself! Click here for the article.
All in all, people have different reasons and motivations to start with a 30 day challenge. We can say one thing for sure: It will, without a doubt be beneficial for you and your life!
What 30 day challenges could you do?
James Clear, a well-known habit expert, has written the article “The Habits Scorecard: Use This Simple Exercise to Discover Which Habits You Should Change”. This article might be helpful if you’re doubting what challenge you should do.
Here you can find a list of 30 day challenges you can do:
- Meditate daily
- Eat vegan
- Going for a walk after dinner
- Wake up at 5am
- Start your day with a cold shower
- Practice a new language daily
- Drink 2 liters of water per day
- Stop drinking alcohol
- Stop drinking coffee (caffeine)
- Stop eating sugar
- Write a journal
- No social media
- Read for 20 minutes per day
- Go to the gym before work
- Do 50 pushups/squats every day
- Meet somebody new every day
- Sincerely compliment somebody every day
- Drink a fruit/vegetable shake for breakfast
- Do intermittent fasting
- Prioritize and plan your day in the morning
- Keep a gratitude list
- Practice yoga daily
- Take a photograph a day
- Don’t complain for a month
- Write a book
- Write down 10 (bad) ideas for a new business project
The fun part is that you are the boss! You decide what you want to do and how you want to do it. Also, it’s very beneficial to do 30 day challenges on a regular basis, which means that you don’t have to pick just one. We do recommend you do one challenge at the time though. Don’t overwhelm yourself.
Good luck with picking your challenge(s)!
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