Looking for something to jumpstart those new years resolutions? I can’t say I am a big fan myself, although I absolutely love the idea of trying weekly, or even monthly challenges. Sometimes it takes seeing the affects of one small change, for someone to realize the impact certain efforts can have.
Below I have compiled 7 interesting and simple 30 day challenges to try. If 30 days is too much, just go for a week. After a week, maybe it will be easier to go for two!
1. Write a word a day.
Seems simple enough, right? Whatever word best summarizes your day, or your emotions for that day. After a whole month, you will have an amazing list of descriptive words from the past month. Just imagine if you did the entire year! Want a creative way to show off your year? Simply buy a canvas, and either stamp or paint all your words onto the canvas.
2. Take a picture a day.
Whether it’s on the way to school, you lying around your home, or sitting outside staring at the clouds. As long as you snap some type of memory from that day. After the month is up, you can stick them in a slideshow, or collage.
It’s often difficult to guess your finances, especially if you don’t have much to work with. I am sure many of you have tried, and failed, to save money. It’s okay, your not alone. Instead of pressuring yourself to save what you might not have to spare, try putting a more realistic goal on your savings. Just save, let’s say, whatever you can for the day. Whether it’s 20.00, or 0.02, as long as you save something everyday, you will see a savings over time.
Maybe Squats are not for you, that’s okay. Pick whatever exercise you would like to do, and go for it. Quite often, getting back into exercising and all its complex moves, is hard and overwhelming. However, people are more likely to try once they see results. Difficult when you can’t see results until you start. So start small. Simply try one exercise a day, for 30 days, and see the difference it makes. Once you start to see results, you will be more eager to try move exercise moves.
This is more difficult than you think. So often we run throughout our days without remembering simple human interaction. Take the time to find something wonderful about one person a day, and make sure to let them know. Not only will you brighten someones day, and increase your good karma, you will start to feel better by making others smile.
6. Learn something new everyday.
No one is expected to earn a degree a day, however if you do not use your mind you will lose it. Take the time everyday to get off Facebook and Google something intriguing to you. Read up on something new, you never know what you will come across. After awhile, you will uncover things you never even knew before that will change how you view the world.
7. Don’t buy anything.
This one takes some planning. In order to do this, you must first plan out everything you need for the month. After that, go ahead and buy what you need. Then, sit back for a month and watch how much money you save. It’s amazing how much junk we buy that we don’t actually need.
This is one that is easier said than done. Definitely one of the finer challenges, because you will start to realize how much you waste time, and how much you can actually get done when you have nothing to waste your time.
If you live in a rainy place like me, this one isn’t so easy. However, even if you just open a window and get some fresh air, it is amazing how much better you will feel. Just being in the sun will naturally calm your mood and make you happier. Nature is connected to us, so taking time to get closer to it will do your body aired soul good. Help you reset, if you will.