I don’t know about you, but New Year’s resolutions just don’t work for me. After a couple of weeks, they’re gone. And almost a full year is a long time to be without clear goals.
Then I learned about 30-day challenges. I’m never going back to New Year’s resolutions. To be able to have a fresh start every month is perfect!
That doesn’t mean that my 30-day challenges have perfect results every month. But they often have amazing results. And they’re the most effective form of goal-setting for me.
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Why I like 30-Day Challenges
If you aren’t familiar with 30-day challenges, check out my post and the embedded video in “What Do You Want to Change?”
I can usually do something for at least 15 minutes a day for a month. And that’s what’s required in most 30-day challenges. And I love that I can have a new challenge every month. Even if it’s related to a previous challenge, I can add a new twist to keep it interesting.
Some of the 30-Day Challenges I’ve Enjoyed Previously
My favorite 30-day challenge was one my daughter, Christina, led. It was her 30-Day Challenge: New Workout Every Day. I especially loved that 3-days each week were dance workouts … my favorite type of workouts. Christina was a World-level- and then professional ice dancer, so she has lots of experience with dance (as well as other types of fitness).
Here are some of the other 30-day challenges I especially enjoyed:
- Education Challenge
- Using New Digital Tools to Achieve Goals
- Olympic Inspiration Challenge
- Nutrition Challenge (I’ve done a variety of these by setting my own goal, which was first to include fruits and/or vegetables in at least 4 meals/snacks each day and another month being vegan, which permanently changed my diet)
- Weekly Meal Planning
- Working on Photo Albums
- Fitness Challenge
- 30-Day Exercise-a-Day Challenge (different than the 30-day new workout every day challenge)
- 30-Day Healthy for the Holidays Challenge
It Isn’t Too Late!
Don’t worry. it isn’t too late to set goals and challenges!
If you like 30-Day Challenges, check out the Commit30 Planners. They’re beautiful and especially designed for people using 30-day challenges!
Have a fabulous new year and new decade! 🙂
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