It is said that it takes 21 days to break or form a new habit.
Many times there are things we would love try, things we wish we could learn and even some aspects of our lives we wish to improve but a lot of things get in the way of achieving them.
If you really want to improve your life, you have to challenge yourself to do so.
It could be spending more time with family and loved ones, or perfecting a foreign language you once learned. Change doesn’t just happen, it takes effort.
The following 30-day challenges are just a couple of ideas, others can be added to the list as you deem suitable for yourself.
Complaining can be so addicting and tends to cloud the mind to only see the bad. Go 30 days without complaining and document how you feel about doing this.
Almost everyone has got a sweet tooth and it would be surprising if you figured which foods contain sugar. Even some bottled water contain sugar! This can be tricky in determining what sugar to avoid. So you can opt for giving up those ‘obvious sugars’ like chocolates and soda for 30 days.
No Social Media
Yes, probably the hardest to give up for 30 days. This is not shocking considering social media has become a calendar, newspaper, even a journal–all in one app. However that’s not an excuse, your ancestors survived without Facebook I’m sure you can.
No Negative Thoughts
You know when you start thinking you were more like someone or when you start feeling hatred towards someone, yes that. It can be so easy to allow yourself to just go on thinking such negative thoughts but break the mold and make a conscious effort not to.
No *insert worst habit*
We all have that habit we have told ourselves time and over again that we were going to get rid of, but never got around to doing so. How about doing it now? Is it excessive drinking or not doing your laundry on time? Challenge yourself to break it.
In the process of putting away some things you might be addicted to for 30 days, how about doing some things you fail to do with some more 30-day challenges.
Fruit And Vegetables Challenge
It’s still surprising that a lot of people do not like vegetables. They contain vitamins and minerals that may not be found in carbohydrates which everyone loves.
You do not have to go on a vegetarian diet, simply infusing more fruits and vegetables to your everyday meals will go a long way. Remember an apple a day keeps the doctor away!
Love Spread Challenge
This might seem easy until you realize it involves being kind to people even when you do not feel like it. A wise person once told me that love is not a feeling but an action, a decision to be kind and put someone’s feelings above yours.
One doesn’t have to be a christian to partake in this challenge. The 31-chapter book of proverbs in the Bible was written by King Solomon of Israel and contains a lot of wise nuggets that are applicable in life.
Here’s an excerpt from Proverbs 15: 1 “A gentle response defuses anger, but a sharp tongue kindles a temper-fire.”- (The Message)
It is one thing to be kind to others but it is another thing to not care for yourself. Some people treat their friends better than they treat themselves. You could make this easier by asking yourself, “will I allow my best friend to do this?” before making some decisions.