Who doesn’t love a 30-Day Challenge? From fitness and weight loss challenges to those that improve your mental health, there seems to be a monthly challenge for everything and everyone!
Committing to something for 30 days can be life-changing. It allows you to open your mind to new possibilities and as we all know, trying something new gives you confidence and a sense of accomplishment.
Committing to something small for a short period of time is also a lot easier than immediately committing to something new long-term— and 30 days feels just short enough so that it is not overwhelming.
Big goals and dreams are made up of tons of tiny choices and nobody knows this better than our very own Donna Saker whose long list of accomplishments is something truly to admire. There’s a reason why so many Montrealers tune in every day to listen to Donna talk— she’s a beacon of hope and is always offering listeners the best advice with her words of wisdom and her helpful life hacks. This month, however, Donna is taking it one step further with her very own … wait for it … 30- day challenge!!!
There is no shortage of 30-day challenges, but Donna’s challenge feels perfect for what has so far been a tough year for most of us.
So why not shed some light through these tough times and give it a try. Below is a list of her daily challenges, as well as a heartfelt phone call she received from a listener. We recommend listening to the spot below and sharing this challenge with your friends.
Donna’s 30-Day Challenge
Day 1: Pay for the person behind you in the drive-thru.
Day 2: Sit quietly somewhere close your eyes and breathe for ten minutes.
Day 3: Write down 3 things you are grateful for.
Day 4: Sit down at the table for breakfast every morning.
Day 5: Read for 15 minutes before bed each night.
Day 6: Light incense or a candle when you get home.
Day 7: Write down one thing each day you love about yourself.
Day 8: Take a today walk rain or shine.
Day 9: Go to bed 30 minutes earlier than usual tonight
Day 10: Spend 15 minutes each day organizing a space in your home.
Day 11: Have a phone-free day or evening.
Day 12: Make a delicious meal for yourself. Really put your thoughts into it. Make something you truly love but normally don’t have time to make.
Day 13: Take a self-care day. It could be anything you like – a long bath, a face mask, or a manicure. Do whatever makes you happy and take care of yourself. You will glow with happiness!
Day 14: Watch a comedy. But pick your favorite one even if it means rewatching it for the 100th time. Laugh until your belly hurts. If movies don’t bring you so much laugh, try a comedy special.
Day 15: Commit to a project and actually finish it. We’ve all had the moment where we gave up on a project and filled us with resignation. Don’t do it this time.
Day 16: Dress nicely. Even if you’re going to stay home. I find that the way I look helps me to be happier and more positive.
Day 17: Listen to upbeat music. Music is known to increase energy and happiness.
Day 18: Reorganize your room/apartment. Move some furniture, clean out the clutter.
Day 19: Say thank you. To everyone who has helped you in even the slightest way. Gratitude is a powerful emotion that evokes happiness.
Day 20: Take a deep breath. Inhale and exhale. Remember that nothing is as bad as you think it is, and that happiness can be found even in the darkest of moments.
Day 21: Don’t gossip. It can be tempting sometimes, but getting involved in this type of behavior will only bring negativity.
Day 23: Donate something you never use.
Day 24: Drink nothing but water today
Day 25: Look for good news when online today, search good news stories
Day 26: Avoid blaming yourself or others today. Just find the best way to move forward.
Day 27: If something is really bothering you ask yourself, will this really matter a year from now.
Day 28: Plan a fun and exciting activity to look forward to.
Day 29: Buy yourself some flowers.
Day 30: Write down 5 affirmations and stick them to your bathroom mirror.