You don’t need to backpack around the world or spend some time living in a monastery to change your life around. Sometimes, making seemingly small changes to everyday living is all you need.
It has been said that you need at least 21 days to cultivate a good habit, here’s a 30-day challenge to help you on your exciting journey towards self-love, and becoming the best version of yourself.
Document your whole journey. Write down at least one thing every day that you love about yourself, what you are grateful for and an accomplishment you are proud of.
Write positive notes for yourself and stick them where you can read them throughout the day. Stand in front of a mirror and repeat them.
Get a bouquet of flowers as a simple display of self-appreciation and appreciating someone else.
Go for a walk, a hike, or take your bike out and enjoy the fresh outdoor air.
Whether it’s a new book or the Bible, spend at least 30 minutes a day reading.
Watch funny videos. Laugh your heart out at jokes. Don’t forget to share and spread the laughter.
Want to quit smoking? There’s never a better time than today to start.
Take 20-30 minutes every day to simply meditate and enjoy the calm and quiet.
Spend some time organizing a space in your home.
Get off the internet, make a deliberate effort to spend less time on phone and ditch social media for a while.
Take a selfie and be sure to smile. Take random pictures as you go through your day.
Help the old lady with her groceries. Get the door for someone. Buy a meal for the neighborhood homeless family. It’s the little things that count.
Put a smile on someone’s face by saying something nice.
Pick the tab at the restaurant or elsewhere for the person who comes after you. It feels good to do good.
Volunteer and actively participate at the local soup kitchen or dog shelter.
Get out of your comfort zone. Afraid of elevators? Ride one at least 2 floors. Talk to a stranger. Try sitting in a room with the lights off.
Make use of books, instructional videos on YouTube or join a class.
Join a dance class. Start doing yoga. Try something new and interesting.
Carve out some time out of your busy day to recharge with a power nap.
Donate to a shelter or charity. Donate blood at a blood drive.
Ditch the take-outs and prepare at least one homemade meal every day.
Book an appointment at the salon. Add something nice to your wardrobe.
Pick one person each day and send them a thank-you note.
Even if you are not exactly the artsy type, work on a drawing or painting, just for the fun of it.
Do sit-ups and practice some yoga poses right at home.No pressure to join the gym.
Let loose, blast some music and show your moves. It’s very relaxing.
Visit the art exhibit happening in town. Visit the museum. Go for an out-of-town road trip.
Avoid always bitching about others. It only steals your joy.
A nice meal. A glass of wine. Candle lighting. Along with anything else that comes to mind for a perfect evening by yourself.
You did it! Congratulate yourself, and even get a nice gift to celebrate your victory.
A journey of a thousand miles always starts with one step. Start your 30-day challenge today.