100 30 Day Challenge Ideas

30 day challenges

I have 100 30 day challenge ideas for you to begin if you are looking for something to do now that you suddenly find yourself with a bit of time on your hands. 30 Day challenges allow you to commit to a new idea for a set period of time without a load of pressure thanks to an end date that is set and CLEAR. After all, 30 days doesn’t feel like forever… because it isn’t.

30 day challenges

100 30 Day Challenge Ideas

Having an end date on a challenge also makes tasks approachable. Let’s say that you don’t like to eat vegetables, but you know that they are good for you and you recognize that you really should eat more of then now that you are an adult. When you task yourself to eat more veggies for 30 days as a challenge, your brain feels like it can handle the task because there is an end date – in one month! You can do anything for a month, right?

But here’s the beautiful thing – it only takes 21 days to form a habit. So, as you work through any of these 100 30 Day challenges, you might just reform and reshape your way of thinking and your break some pretty bad habits.

Have you ever thought about cutting out some sugar? Or did you ever think that you don’t smile enough to strangers? How about spending money on take out food? Do you do that too much? What if you challenged yourself to not spend anything for 30 days on ordering in? Could you do it? Challenge yourself!

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Choose Your 30 Day Challenge

Choose the 30 day challenge you’d like to work on for the next month and work on a better version of you. Do not try to do more than one challenge at a time because it will be hard to break one old habit at a time, trust me! It isn’t easy to drink more water if you are someone who loves to drink coffee all day. You will need to really concentrate on that – especially when you set concrete goals for the week.

  1. Mindfulness Challenge
  2. Spreading Positivity Challenge
  3. Daily Walks
  4. Eat More Veggies
  5. Drink More Water
  6. Eat Less Sweets
  7. Spend 5 minutes focus on your breathing every single day
  8. Floss Every Single Day
  9. Give yourself permission to rest when needed
  10. Thank a service person once a day
  11. Eat Breakfast Every Day
  12. Early Riser
  13. Start streaming on Twitch / YouTube
  14. Get To Bed Early
  15. Open up an eBay store
  16. Create daily white space in your calendar 
  17. Pray
  18. Wear something that makes you feel good
  19. Write down one thing a day that makes you feel good about yourself
  20. Gratitude Challenge
  21. Self Care Challenge
  22. Spend the month cleaning up all your digital clutter
  23. Do a spending freeze
  24. Only cook what you have in your house
  25. Brown bag it for lunch
  26. Work on professional development
  27. Get out of your comfort zone
  28. No alcohol
  29. Create a dream journal
  30. Create a passion journal
  31. Learn a new language
  32. Check out a new app every day
  33. Learn a few card tricks
  34. Develop a morning routine
  35. Develop an evening routine
  36. Save all your coins
  37. No gossiping
  38. No sugar
  39. No Netflix, HULU, Amazon Prime etc.
  40. Stop being mean to yourself
  41. 30 Day Disney Challenge
  42. Have no expectations
  43. Crossword / Sudoku – daily
  44. Start every morning by creating a to-do list
  45. Daily journal entries
  46. Avoid social media until the afternoon
  47. Go out for a walk once a day
  48. Call someone you love once a day
  49. Write a snail mail letter to someone in your life every single day
  50. Ditch the news
  51. Serving Others – Volunteer
  52. No social media
  53. Limit the amount of talking you do
  54. No smoking
  55. Eat vegetarian for a month
  56. Eat dairy free for a month
  57. Eat gluten free for a month
  58. Morning stretches
  59. Ditch your car
  60. Make sure you smile
  61. Don’t buy any coffee or tea
  62. Stop eating all fast food
  63. No cursing
  64. No credit cards
  65. Join a gym and … go to it for 30 days straight
  66. Be early – everywhere you go
  67. Take the stairs
  68. Don’t order take out
  69. Take a photo a day
  70. Keep a food journal
  71. Dance every single day
  72. Learn a new skill
  73. Floss two times a day
  74. Watch the sun rise or set every single day
  75. Find a new thing to donate once a day
  76. No online shopping for the month
  77. Clean out a small area of your house once a day
  78. Read one word in the dictionary once a day
  79. Watch a TED talk once a day
  80. Take a virtual tour of a place you’ve never visited
  81. Take a drawing challenge
  82. Compliment people all day
  83. Get rid of negative speak
  84. Start a side business
  85. Make your bed every morning
  86. Drink a glass of water every morning before you start your day
  87. Make a wish every day
  88. Read a book
  89. Create a vision board and add to it once a day – can be digital
  90. Do something crazy once a day
  91. Start composting
  92. Be present
  93. No caffeine
  94. Practice becoming a better listener
  95. Classic Movies
  96. Random Acts of Kindness
  97. Create a budget that works
  98. Enroll in an online class
  99. Write a book
  100. Create a meal plan and stick to it
  101. Find a new documentary to watch every day
  102. Start a garden
  103. How about starting a blog?
  104. Go online and answer questions in forum
  105. 10,000 steps a day
  106. Try something new every single day
  107. Don’t say NO
  108. Squat challenge
  109. No negativity
  110. Read before bed and don’t turn on the TV

I gave you a few more than 100 because I just couldn’t stop thinking of ideas! I am sure I will come back and update this post a few different times and add to the list and I come up with more 30 day challenge ideas you can partake in alone or with your family.

3o day challenge ideas

How can I change myself in 30 days?

We’ve all don’t the 10,000 steps a day challenge, right?! How many of us have owned a FITBIT before or one of those fancy watches? They hold us accountable because they give us a little check or a zing or a RING when our steps are complete. These goals are the same idea!

But none of it actually matters unless we put in the work and mean it. At the end of my FitBit wearing time, I would just sway my arm back and forth or give it to my younger son and have him run around the house until I hit 10,000. I’m ashamed to even write that. But that’s how obsessed I was with hitting 10,000. It was more about the goal than it was about me. We can’t lose sight about what this is all about. It’s not about the checkbox – it’s about bettering ourselves.

So, when I say “drink more water” – I have to mean it. 6 glasses a day if that is what I plan on committing to… and I can’t check that box unless I actually do it. Will change really occur on anything less?

Do 30 day challenges actually work?

You guys, I think you will surprise yourself. You will find that once you complete one of these challenges, you will see just how easy they are to do! A positive habit will be formed!

For example, let’s say that you start flossing every single day. A simple challenge – but an important one. There is NO WAY that you will be able to stop.

For example –> I am 10000% addicted to flossing. Flossing is my ZEN.

I am “looks forward to flossing” years old and once you realize how fabulous flossing is… you will be too. Promise! These skills will become learned behaviors.

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Use My Habit Tracker Download To Track Your Progress

Let’s talk about tracking progress and staying accountable now! In order to track your progress, you need a little checklist in a journal. Keep it by your bed and mark your successes down every night. You could also use my blank habit tracker printable and write your progress there as well! Up to you.

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What 30 Day Challenge Are You Up For This Month?

Where will you begin? What are you most excited about changing? If you had to start somewhere, what habit are you looking to break first or what skill are you looking to acquire before anything else? Would love to hear!

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