This is Day 30 of the 30-day Challenge. For good measure, I will post again tomorrow and actually complete a 31-day Challenge. And then I’ll start all over again on August 1 with a new 30-day challenge. I hope you will join me. In fact, the purpose of this post is to help ignite some ideas for a purposeful challenge so that you can be on your way towards a good solid habit at the end of next month. Ok. Ready? I’ll keep the list short and simple, such as “Read.” Bear in mind that for a 30-day challenge, of course, that will translate, “I will read every day for the next 30 days.” But even better than that broad statement would be a statement like, “I will read for at least 15 minutes a day for the next 30 days.” Or “I will read 10 pages a day for the next 30 days.” You get the point. The more specific you can be, the more beneficial your challenge will be. If you simply say you’ll “read” for the next 30 days, you could get lazy and count reading a recipe.
Following are 30 ideas for a 30-day challenge:
5. Drink X amount of water/day.
6. Read to your children.
8. Strength train
9. Read the Bible
11. Practice a musical instrument
12. Paint or Sketch
15. Work on a project (allot a few minutes a day to a large project such as cleaning attic, garage, pantry, closets, etc.)
16. Organize pictures
17. Write memoirs
18. Sew (or some other craft or hobby)
19. Cook a meal.
20. Practice/study foreign language
21. Get up earlier (be specific).
22. Go to bed earlier.
23. Watch less TV.
26. Eat as a family around the dinner table.
27. Make bed
28. Connect with a friend.
29. Make X number of prospecting calls.
30. Connect with your spouse.
I’m sure you thought of other ideas as you read through the list. What rings your bell? What makes your mouth water? I can vouch that a 30-day challenge that is committed to publicly (such as leaving a comment to this post stating what your challenge will be) is very powerful. This concludes my 30th consecutive day of posting to this blog. Prior to this, I had posted only 10 times during the previous six months. The 30-day challenge, stated in a public forum, made the difference.
Are you planning on joining me in the next 30-day challenge? Please state your challenge in the comments section. I’m looking forward to cheering you on–and to being cheered on! I’ll be stating my new challenge on August 1.