The Ultimate 30 Day Challenges List!

It takes just 30 days to form healthy habits or to discover if something that seems like a lot of fun is something that could be your passion. Take on your next 30 day challenge and get one step closer to finding your purpose!

Are you up for it?

In my last blogpost I talked about 30 day challenges and how they’re a great way to try new things. By taking on 30 day challenges, you are taking a step in the right direction to finding your life purpose.

If you are looking for a way to find your passion, you won’t be finding it by sitting on your butt (even though I often feel really passionate about sitting on my couch and watching some Netflix). You have to get out there and actually try the things that seem interesting to you. Because that something you’re choosing not to do to day? That could be it.

Changing challenges

I try to do a lot of 30 day challenges. Last October I tried the Miracle Morning, which comes down to getting up at 5:45am and doing Life S.A.V.E.R.S. (Silence, affirmations, visualisation, exercise, reading & scribing).

In November I took on the challenge of writing every day. This is how my first blogposts came to be. At first I thought I’d be participating in NaNoWriMo to write my novel, but I felt more strongly about starting this blog. My novel will just have to wait a little longer. 😉

Don’t be afraid to change your plan, even halfway through. Not finishing a challenge is not failing in my book. It’s just very efficient. If you find out you’re dreading your challenge, please stop…  This isn’t for you. Do yourself a favor and move on to the next one. As long as you keep in mind that everything has it’s downsides, not everything is fun all the time. Don’t give up too easily.

Making the most of your life

Not all 30 day challenges are about finding your passion. However, they will all help you to create a happy, healthy and just overall awesome life. You need to take care of yourself too, right?

Building the life of your dreams has more components than just finding your passions and purpose. You probably want to be healthy and happy too. 30 Day challenges are excellent for creating healthy habits!

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A lot of challenges

Over the past years I’ve tried a lot of challenges; decluttering my home, practicing gratitude, writing, eating healthy, working out, programming, drawing. They all seemed really interesting to me or felt like something I had to be doing. Some turned out to work really well for me, others not so much. I learned that the things I really want to do or implement in my life are the ones that I can stick with. That’s how I know I’m getting closer to finding my passion and to creating my dream life.

When I do them, it doesn’t feel like a chore, it feels like time is going too fast. Like there is nothing else in the world I’d rather do at that moment. That’s how I feel about writing and that is what I want for you.

Flow

Have you ever heard of flow? Flow is a phenomenon that was described by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (please forgive me if I didn’t get that exactly right). It’s when your skills and the challenge at hand are balanced. It’s the fine line between boredom and feeling overwhelmed and incapable. Flow is the sweet spot you’re aiming for, because it makes you feel good and forget the time because you’re having fun doing what you’re doing.

So, feeling ready yet? ‘Cause I’m gonna hit you with one BIG list of 30 day challenge ideas! Just scroll through and pick the one(s) that you want to try. 

Let’s get started!

  1. The Miracle Morning
  2. NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month)
  3. Reading (I use the app Blinkist to read every day)
  4. Writing
  5. Drawing or painting every day (Inktober)
  6. Do one selfless thing to help somebody every day (this is a fun one! Also, karma points!)
  7. Decluttering your home for 15 minutes every day
  8. Get up an hour earlier than you normally do
  9. Go vegetarian/vegan
  10. Go for a walk every day
  11. Cook a new recipe every day
  12. No television (yes, that includes Netflix)
  13. No alcohol
  14. No sugar
  15. No fast food
  16. Only drink water
  17. Exercise every day
  18. Learn something new every day (I recommend using Wikihow)
  19. Knitting
  20. Sewing
  21. Making jewelry
  22. Meditate
  23. Yoga
  24. Send one message to an old friend/colleague/acquaintance every day
  25. Learn to play an instrument
  26. Programming
  27. Video editing
  28. Singing
  29. Say yes to everything (reasonable)
  30. Learn history
  31. Learn a new language (Duolingo is a great app for that)
  32. Leave social media for 30 days
  33. Read a new blog on a new topic every day
  34. Be positive, only look for the good in situations and turn the bad stuff around
  35. Make puzzles
  36. Sell an item every day
  37. Learn to dance
  38. Make a budget and stick with it for 30 days
  39. Write a poem every day
  40. Call somebody every day
  41. Record a voiceover each day (voice acting)
  42. Handlettering/calligraphy
  43. Try a new sport for 30 days
  44. Take a picture every day
  45. Collect something for 30 days
  46. Give (a new) someone a heartfelt compliment every day
  47. Try a new game every day
  48. Work on a Arduino/Raspberry Pi project
  49. Build a website in 30 days
  50. Create a new hairstyle/makeup look every day
  51. Write a review of a product you use every day (and post them)
  52. Write down something you’re grateful for every day
  53. Make a scrapbook
  54. Keep a journal
  55. Learn to work with a new piece of software (Photoshop, Excel, WordPress…)
  56. Fix something that’s broken every day
  57. Do something that scares you every day
  58. Take up woodworking for 30 days
  59. Walk someone else’s dog (and maybe make a little extra on the side)
  60. Bake something every day
  61. Go on a (speed)date every day
  62. Start a blog/social media account and post for 30 days
  63. Prep your meals for 30 days
  64. Take an online course every day (Udemy, Youtube and Coursera are free)
  65. Fix something around the house every day
  66. Volunteer your time every day
  67. Do brain training exercises
  68. Pick up acting
  69. Coloring (Use an old-fashioned coloring book or an app like Recolor)
  70. Pay for your groceries with coupons
  71. Stream on Twitch
  72. Take 10.000 steps per day (Get a Fitbit or download an app to keep track)
  73. Answer people’s questions on forums
  74. Play poker or chess (or any other game) every day
  75. Run 10 miles (work towards the 10 miles if you’re just starting out)
  76. Listen to a podcast every day
  77. Start your own podcast
  78. Design a website in 30 days
  79. Become an expert on something in 30 days
  80. Edit Wikipedia articles (but only do so if you know what you’re talking about)
  81. Watch a documentary every day
  82. Develop a green thumb (gardening)
  83. Make time for quality time with your kids or friends/family every day
  84. Home-brewing
  85. Read something about investing every day (and actually start investing)
  86. Learn a new magic trick every day
  87. Live by a different inspirational quote each day (may take some preparation time)
  88. Eat something you’ve never tried before every day
  89. Do something for your community every day
  90. Recycle or reuse packages of products you bought instead of throwing them away
  91. Try to produce as little waste as possible for 30 days
  92. Come up with one good idea for something every day
  93. Learn a new song every day
  94. Try a new app every day
  95. Take at least an hour of “me time” every day
  96. Write down one goal for yourself every day
  97. Begin your day by making a prioritized to do list every day
  98. Read one chapter of your (old) study books every day
  99. Send a letter or a card every day
  100. Create a vision board, pin something to it every day (use Pinterest or a regular pin board)
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What are you waiting for?

So, here’s a lot of ideas for you! I hope there were at least a couple of things you’d like to give a go. Now it’s time to get crackin’. I’d love to hear stories about how your challenge is going, so please message me on any of my social media if you’d like to share!

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With much love,
Maud