The power of a 30-day challenge is it can be life-changing. I love 30-day challenges because it is a simple way to start change by taking a small step towards something you want to achieve. It becomes like a game that you want to master, and it takes no talent, and the challenge can be as simple as reading 30 minutes per day for 30 days. It is the simple things that are done consistently over time that add up to significant results. This is the power of a 30-day challenge where you start small, but it adds up to substantial results, and it becomes life-changing. Just think how simply reading 30 minutes every day can have a massive impact over time with the way you think.
Any time I feel like I’m in a rut, I break out a new 30-day challenge. For example, If I haven’t hit the gym for a period of time and my fitness is feeling sluggish, I challenge myself to do some fitness activity every day for the next 30 days. It can be as simple as taking a 30-minute walk in the neighborhood. By achieving this small challenge, I begin to take on bigger challenges like getting back to the gym every day. The beauty of the 30-day challenge is that you start small, and the achievement builds into bigger, more productive routines. These small achievements build into the psychology of what can I do next? Its a snowball effect called momentum. The key to getting this momentum is to crush your 30-day challenge by starting small with something you can accomplish where it doesn’t take much will power. The place where people get into trouble is when they try and take on the entire mountain all at once. Often, people try and make drastic changes too early. The key to change and the 30-day challenge is to start small with something you can accomplish without feeling overwhelmed. The harder it is at first, the more challenging the challenge becomes- so start small and build sustainable momentum.
Here is a simple list of 30-day challenges that you can pick from, or you can get started by choosing something that is more relevant to you and what you want to accomplish.
- Read 15-30 minutes daily.
- Exercise for 30 minutes. (If you are a beginner, start with a walk in your neighborhood.)
- Start a journal.
- Write at least five things you are grateful for every day.
- Drink 1/2 your body weight in ounces of water.
- Listen to a podcast or audiobook.
- Meditate for 10 minutes.
- Encourage someone every day.
- Call someone and tell them you love them.
This list is to get you thinking about what you may want to challenge yourself with for your first 30-day challenge. Once again, you may want to start with something else. That’s great, and the key is to get started.
In closing, The power of a 30-day challenge is that it could turn into something that you do for the rest of your life. At the end of every 30-day challenge, I ask myself the question is this good, and is it something I need to continue doing to become the person I want to become.
I can’t wait to hear from you on what you are doing for your 30-day challenge and how it has made a difference in your life.