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Thirty 30-Day Challenges

Quarantine has put a lot of people deep into their thoughts. What am I doing with my life? Am I where I want to be? Am I living my best life? With little else to do nowadays, the ever popular 30-day challenges have gotten even bigger. These challenges push you to do hard things - things for you, for your family, your finances, your happiness.

And now that we've rolled into a new year, this idea of challenging myself to doing something hard has been on my mind a lot. Chatting with the eldest, we were discussing doing hard things. She made a comment that really sent me into my feels.

"Doing hard things is easier for you because you're grown up." That got me I? Am I grown-up? I mean, yes I pay a mortgage and taxes. I work and raise kids. But I know plenty of 'grown-ups' that have a lot of growing up left to do. And is it easier to do hard things when you're grown? I'd honestly never considered it so I can't actually say.

But I'm going to try to find out. I'm going to do hard things. Several of them. Thirty to be exact. Over the course of the next 120 I'm going to attempt to complete thirty 30-Day Challenges.

I've broken them up into six areas I feel I could improve to live my best life.

Health, Habits, Self-Care, Enrichment, Courage, Social

I'll track my progress on TikTok and Insta and at the close of every 30 day window, I'll update here.

Here's a full list of all the challenges I aim to complete and the time frame they are scheduled for:

Jan 11-Feb 10

Drink 8 oz of water first thing in the morning.

Climb Mount Everet in steps. (85,238 steps)

Make my bed.

Eat breakfast.

15 minutes of "reading" a day (Audiobooks count.)

Do a make-up look.

Give each member of my household an on-purpose hug.

Feb 11- Mar 13

8 oz of water 8 times a day (64oz/day)

10 minutes on my stationary bike

Practice a new language using Rosetta Stone (I'm choosing German.)


Perform a nightly tea ritual to end the day.

Follow Jame's Altucher's advice and become an idea machine - write down 10 ideas a day.

Handwrite letters to 30 people.

Mar 14- Apr 13

Drink 1 gallon of water

20 minutes of yoga

Sleep 7 or more hours per night

Write for 30 minutes.

Read one Wikipedia entry per day.

Listen to music for 1 hour.

Film and post affirmations for others on social media.

Meet 30 new people either in person or online.

April 14 - May 14

Eat one serving of fish

Eat a serving of vegetables with every meal.

Get up by 6am

Cut off caffeine by noon

Take my daily vitamins

Write 30 short stories.

Try one things I've never tried before every day.

Post 30 selfies with each of the short stories.

Some of these are very personal challenges. Some might seem easy to some and impossible to others. And honestly, there are quite of a few of these I wouldn't mind carrying on for more than 30 days. But I'm going to try not to overload my own expectations.

Are you going to join me for any of these? Let me know in the comments. And be sure you follow me on Instagram and TikTok for regular updates.


2 comentários

Ooooooooo I love this. It has totally inspired me!! Our NY resolution is to have a weekly family "team meeting" so that we can be more purposeful. We talk about our schedule, book our work outs, when the apocalypse ends the kids will have to bring their school letters for costumes etc. Last week the kids (11, 8, 7) timetables bedtimes and successfully negotiated later weekend ones. We have decided to do the 1000 hours outside challenge this way (kids get £5 for every 50 hours completed - yes, yes I am literally paying them to go outside 😅). So far it's working really well. I'm going to find some 30 dayers and see if they fancy joining in too.…


Alright! I am inspired. Now to pick my 30 day challenges!! Does making my side of the bed count?? I like that one, but husband is still sleeping when I head to work. Sigh...

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