Challenging yourself is important for progress and growth. We get used to our day to day lives and avoid things that are uncomfortable. We find reasons not to try new things and convince ourselves that we don’t have many areas to improve. Developing as an individual will require you to challenge yourself and make sacrifices.
30 day challenges provide an opportunity to improve an area that needs work. Having a set start and end date makes your goal less intimidating and more achievable. It adds accountability and increases motivation.
Your 30 days should not be about suffering and negativity. It is time to learn and explore new things. Instead of focusing on what you can’t do, think about all the things you CAN do. What is something new you can try? A simple switch in mindset will carry over to other aspects of your life.
This month will not replicate the rest of your life. The goal is to create change for the future. If you gave up soda for 30 days, it doesn’t mean you can’t have soda again. Maybe you have it once a week instead of every day. In the long run that is a huge change.
We want to work towards sustainable change – a 30 day challenge is a great place to start. All the reasons you can find not to do it is all the more reason why you should.