Ready to take your life to new heights? Join me for a 30-day self improvement challenge & step into positivity like never before!
Do you often get irritated by the monotony of your life? Do you feel that you deserve a better life but don’t know where to start? Are you low-key envious of people who live a sorted life in terms of health, finance, and self-content?
If this sounds like you, darling, I am here to help you out!
Your girl will help you reach where you want and deserve to be. But I need your robust commitment for the same- a commitment that you will follow my words for just 30 days.
Yes, 30 days are all you need to bring your life right on track. 30 days of sheer hard work, consistency and discipline can bring to the table some life-long changes for you.
I promise if you take up these self-improvement challenges for the next 30 days with complete dedication and faith, leveling up in the game of life will get that easy!
I know how eager you are to get rid of those bad habits and inculcate some new ones for the betterment of your own life. So, without much ado, let’s jump straight to the details.
30 Days are all You Need to Get a New You!
Contrary to popular belief, building a good habit or getting rid of bad ones cannot be accomplished in mere 21 days (Yep, that’s true. Refer to this study if you have any questions). To witness significant improvements in life, you will have to put in real effort. The more you work towards achieving a target, the better you get at it.
30-day challenges are a great way to bring out your own 2.0 version. Be it changes pertaining to your health, personality, happiness, finances or any other aspect of your life, 30 days are enough to help you reach the next level.
By incorporating small but important changes in your everyday life consistently for 30 days, you can witness phenomenal improvement in your life. Basically, you will be working every day towards achieving a goal for the next 30 days without taking a break. This will train your mind and brain to embrace the changes and make them second nature.
Soon, you will notice the difference, and at the end of 30 days, you will be glad that you took up these challenges.
30 Days Self Improvement Challenge that can Change Your Life for the Better!
With so many influencers breathing down your neck about self-improvement, motivational speakers preaching about 18 hours of work every day, and your peers doing some exceptional feats every other month, it can get quite overwhelming for you. I understand how confused you are right now. Fret not, dear, as I know exactly what you need to do to get out of this rut.
I am sharing a complete set of 30 days challenges that you can introduce in your life, one by one, for the upcoming 30 days. Each challenge will be simple yet impactful. You just have to be disciplined and determined enough to adhere to these self-improvement challenges, while I will be cheering for you from this side.
Let’s start with 30-day challenges for a better, improved and newer you!
30 day self improvement challenge: let’s nail it!
Day 1: Be grateful!
Expressing gratitude can open paths that you don’t even know exist! So, when you start being grateful for what you have, the Universe starts blessing you with abundance.
What’s better than starting your 30-day challenge by being grateful?
On day 1 of the 30 days challenge, you will have to write at least 5 things you are grateful for. And you will continue this for the upcoming days. By the end of the 30 days, you will realize that gratefulness has become a natural habit.
Also, say “Thank You!” more often. By expressing gratitude, you will be in a position to appreciate the little things in life and also feel positive about yourself.
Expressing gratitude is not as difficult as it seems. You can either write them down in a diary or also make things interesting by having your own gratitude jar. Express your gratitude on colorful pieces of paper, fold them and drop them into the jar. You can even make it a bit fancy and dreamy by decorating the jar using fairy lights, butterfly cutouts and so on.
At the end of 30 days, you will be amazed to see how blessed you are in life.
Day 2: Keep yourself hydrated!
Babe, you have been using those hyaluronic serums and moisturizers to keep your skin hydrated and glowing. You know very well that water is like an elixir, not just for your skin but also for your entire body. Drinking water is necessary for your brain, digestive system, hair and whatnot! But even after knowing this, do you drink enough water?
Day 2 will be about incorporating ample water into your everyday routine.
Start consuming water consciously. Initially, you can set the alarm on your phone every half an hour and sip in water as soon as the alarm sets off. Also, to turn things fancy, you can get yourself this pretty water sipper that will remind you to drink water.
Day 3: De-clutter your room, email inboxes and phone.
Ever wondered why you feel irritated at your home and experience relaxation in a hotel room? Well, the blockage and mess of your room can create a sense of negative vibe that irks you out. Your mind will stay disturbed all the time, and a sense of suffocation will prevail all the time. Such a claustrophobic experience often hampers your creative abilities and productivity. So, 3rd day is all about de-cluttering.
Yes, from today onwards, make it a habit to keep your room, workplace, email inbox and phone decluttered. Get rid of anything and everything that is unnecessary. Believe me or not, decluttering your surroundings feels super therapeutic. And once you get habitual in cleaning your place and devices, you will never want to go back to your old, suffocating setup.
Day 4: Get rid of apps that are not adding value to your life.
Do yourself a favor. Let your smartphone breathe. While de-cluttering your phone, you will come across multiple apps that sit idle without serving you any purpose. Also, there will be some apps that harm you indirectly, such as fast food ordering apps, addictive gaming apps and so on.
The 5th-day challenge involves deleting those apps that do not bring any value to you. The idea is to get rid of all these apps and not install them again within the next 25 days. You will have to abstain from using those apps and mold your life accordingly until the 30th day.
Day 5: Move your body.
Join Zumba classes. Do aerobics. Dance crazily. Work out in a gym. In short, move your body.
From the 5th day onwards, you will be incorporating workout sessions into your everyday routine. Choose any option that appeals to your heart. Don’t force yourself to sign up for anything hardcore. The challenge is meant to be funny and engaging. So, make sure that from today onwards, you will be dedicating at least 30 minutes of your day to moving your a$$.
At the end of the 30th day, your stamina will improve. Also, you will experience better health and an appealing body shape.
Day 6: Add more colors to your diet.
Eating healthy sounds boring. So try adding colors to your food.
On the 6th day of the challenge, you will include healthy food items in your daily diet. For instance, have strawberries, mango, raspberries, peaches, and dragon fruits. Eat lots of green veggies. Sweet corn, pulses and nuts are also good options.
Healthy eating does not have to be dull and dreary. There are multiple videos available online using which you can make your healthy eating journey fun-filled and yummilicious.
Day 7: Start tracking your daily expenses.
Are you not sure how much you spend every day? Until and unless you are Tony Stark or Bruce Wane, you must be aware of how much you are spending on a daily, weekly, monthly and even yearly basis.
So, the 7th day comes with a challenge that compels you to keep a tab on your expenditure. For this purpose, you can either use an expense tracking app, use something as simple as Google Sheets or Notion, or try the old-school notebooks. Only by tracking your expenditure, can you plan for your savings and investments.
Day 8: Learn something new.
Upskilling is extremely important, no matter what your age, profession or social stature is. Do not let stagnancy creep into your life, and keep learning new skills.
From the 8th day onwards, take time out to learn something new. You do not have to spend hours every day. Rather, just devote 20 to 30 minutes daily, and at the end of the 30th day, you will be amazed at the knowledge you have gathered! Training your mind to upskill on a regular basis can bring you immense benefits in the long run.
Day 9: Try to get 8 hours of sleep.
Are you fond of binge-watching your favorite web series on Netflix? Or do you have night shifts to take care of? Or, maybe you stay awake till late at night to complete your syllabus. Whatever the reason, those dark circles are doing no good to you. Apart from looking like a panda, lack of proper sleep disturbs your complete physical and mental well-being. From emotional disturbances to hormonal imbalances, you can blame everything on lack of sleep. So, from the 9th day onwards, make it a point to sleep for at least 8 hours straight.
Initially, you may find it difficult. But with persistence, you will be able to enjoy sound sleep of 8 hours easily.
Day 10: Cut down on your screen time.
The 10th day is about cutting down your overall screen time. You can use apps to block your device as soon as the timer goes off. Or, you can stay disciplined and refrain from spending too much time playing online games, studying, scrolling reels and watching movies.
One thing that has worked for me is watching a movie at the weekend and watching only one episode of a web series every day. And I scroll reels for just 15 minutes a day. You can try the same strategy. Fix your screen time and stick to it till the 30th day.
Day 11: Listen to a podcast on self-reliance/gratitude/happiness.
Listening to podcasts on the go can bring significant changes in your life, given that you listen to meaningful podcasts. From the 11th day onwards, incorporate this habit of listening to any podcast related to gratitude, optimism, self-reliance, financial awareness or happiness.
Day 12: Pour your thoughts onto the pages of a pretty journal.
Journaling can calm your stressed mind and also add to your creative abilities.
If you have not yet started journaling, this is your sign to do so.
12th-day heralds a journaling opportunity for you. Gift yourself a cute journal. Use it to pour out your feelings, ideas, thoughts and musings. You can even write gratitude notes in your journal every night before hitting the bed or immediately after waking up in the morning.
Day 13: Be kind and offer help.
Is that kitty stuck between the fences? Help it out! Does that old lady need help crossing the busy road? Lend a helping hand! Is your sister too occupied with her academic projects? Help her complete the assignment on time.
Being kind and offering help can soothe your heart. Also, you will notice a sudden change in your temperament. You will develop empathy which is indeed a vital emotional skill. So day 13 is about showing empathy and being kind.
Day 14: Try to read a few pages.
Make books your best friends. Get yourself a few good books such as Rich Dad, Poor Dad, Secrets, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck, and so on. You will never regret spending money on books. If you are not an avid reader, then do try reading a few pages every day. Start this from the 14th day onwards.
You can read a few pages at any time of the day. Make sure you feel good about what you are reading.
Day 15: Try a no-negativity day.
Have you ever wondered how negative your mind is? Is there any day that goes on without you complaining about a person, place, or issue? Day 15 is about staying optimistic. You may find this challenge a bit hard, especially in the initial days. But promise me, dear, you will do this with me for the next 15 days as well.
All you need to do is to stay positive and not complain at all. Whenever you find something irritating, distract your mind and think of something good. This way, you will easily pass your no-negativity challenge.
Day 16: Take a brisk walk.
Walking is good for your heart. There’s a reason that your smartwatch tracks your footsteps. Walking keeps you in shape and also boosts your stamina.
From day 16 onwards, you will be taking brisk walks in your nearby park or garden. Just 10 or 15 minutes of walking will do.
Do this between your work. Or maybe you can go for a brisk walk in the mornings or evenings.
Day 17: Push yourself to do something that is beyond your comfort zone.
Try anything that pushes you beyond your comfort zone. Maybe you can ride a bike but are afraid of driving a car. Start your driving lessons.
Maybe you are fond of eating but hesitate about cooking meals for yourself. Start cooking and take help from youtube or your family.
Maybe you are not so fond of public speaking. Start practicing in front of a mirror. Record yourself while speaking.
This challenge can be quite hard on you. But then, leveling up has never been an easy task, right?
Day 18: Start planning your entire week on Sundays.
Life is uncertain, but your weeks do not have to be. Day 18 challenge teaches you about planning your week ahead. Once you have a clear idea of how your entire weak is gonna look like, you can easily create a perfect balance between your personal and professional life.
Day 19: Save $20 every day.
Now that you know well about your expenses, babe, it’s time you start saving up.
From the 19th day onwards, you will have to save $20 every day. Fulfill all your needs. But cut down on unnecessary expenses. Do anything you have to (not something illegal, of course, 😉) but save $20 every single day.
Day 20: Donate the outfits that you do not wear anymore.
I know how much you love your outfits. But darling, there’s an expiry on everything. So any attire or accessory that you have not been using for months can be donated. It feels good to donate your pre-loved clothes. Also, you will get a lot of room in your wardrobe to add new stuff.
From day 20 onwards, make it a habit to get your wardrobe decluttered once in a while.
Day 21: Speak with a stranger in a public place.
I am in love with this challenge! Go to any public space, maybe a cafe, concert or shopping mall and try talking to a stranger.
You can compliment them or ask for an address. As the conversation starts, try to continue the flow of the talk. The idea is to calm down your anxiety about talking to a stranger. Day 21 aims at making you habitual of speaking with strangers with utmost ease.
Day 22: Cut off toxic people who are affecting your mental and emotional health.
Are there some people in your life who just boil your blood or hurt your feelings deeply? Do they make you feel bad? Day 22 is about cutting ties with all those toxic people in your life. Make your mental health a priority. Choose peace over people!
Day 23: Practice the Pomodoro technique while studying or working.
The Pomodoro technique can enhance your productivity and also gives your mind a much-needed break. Basically, whether you are studying or working on a project, leverage the Pomodoro technique. Go for deep work for 25 minutes and take a break of 5 minutes. Repeat this cycle three times. Once you are done, take a half an hour-long break. And then again, start with the 25 minutes of deep, focused work.
Do this till the 30th day, and you will start loving this productivity hack.
Day 24: Pamper your skin and hair.
I know life is hectic and unfair. But this does not mean that you stop caring about your skin and hair.
Day 24 compels you to take care of your skin and hair and love yourself a bit more. Take out all your serums, masks, exfoliators and oils. This challenge will force you to work on yourself externally.
Day 25: Take stairs instead of elevators.
Not so fond of taking stairs? Here comes Day 25 with its fitness challenge.
Start taking stairs instead of elevators. Trust me! Just taking the stairs instead of an elevator can give you shapely and slender legs. Besides, on those days when you are too busy to hit the gym, moving up and down the stairs can burn calories for you.
Day 26: Create a fun and engaging morning routine.
Having a morning routine can prepare you for a great day ahead. And if you are not a morning person, then having a morning routine is way too important. Morning routine need not be boring. Create it as per your temperament. The idea is to make your morning hours engaging, meaningful and interesting. You can include reading, meditation, yoga, breathwork, journaling, listening to music, etc., in your morning routine. Sit in silence, sip your favorite coffee or smoothie, soak in the morning sun or do anything that appeals to your heart.
Day 27: Get rid of expired medicines.
On the 27th day of the challenge, give your medicine box a close check. Throw away any medicine that is expired. Consuming expired medicines can play havoc with your health. Expired medicines prove to be fatal to your body and mind. So, day 27th is about getting rid of those years and months-old medicines that you never consumed but feel too lazy to throw them away.
Day 28: Send notes of appreciation to those who have impacted your life in the most positive ways possible.
It is really important to keep in touch with people who play an important role in your life. We have a few close people in our lives whom we want and love dearly. But because of hectic schedules and life issues, we often forget to stay in touch with them.
On day 28, make it a priority to send thank you notes to everyone who has made your life better in some way or the other. Appreciate your loved ones more often. Let them know that you are grateful to have them in your life.
Day 29: Practice breathing work.
Breathe work can bring down your stress level to a great extent. On the 29th day of the challenge, start with breathwork. You can follow coaches and teachers on Instagram and watch their detailed videos on Youtube.
Once you get habitual of the routine, your life will seem much better. You will feel stress-free and optimistic. Your heart rate will also get normal.
Day 30: Have at least one meal of the day with your family.
The last day of the challenge wants you to keep your family together!
Whether or not you are so fond of your family, make it a point to have at least one meal of the day with your fam! Coz’ honey, a family that eats together stays together. Share your thoughts, and ideas with them while relishing those delicious, home-cooked meals. Listen to them, and enjoy their company. Unknowingly your bond will grow stronger with your family.
Wrapping Up – 30 day self improvement challenge
Life is a beautiful gift, and we all must live this gift to its fullest. By incorporating these habits into your day-to-day life, you will be able to witness major changes in all spheres- personal, professional, financial, physical as well as mental. Initially, you will be skeptical of the outcome as 30 days seem nothing when compared to life-long results. But trust me, dear! These 30 days will be the best days of your life, as your future self will thank you for taking up these 30-day self improvement challenges.
Are you ready to meet the new you on the 31st day from today onwards? Stick to the challenges and create a life you have always wanted for yourself.
Do let me know about your experiences of these 30 days in the comments.
See ya soon!
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