How A 30 Day Challenge Could Be The Key To Achieving Your Goals

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Have you ever tried to do something but given up half way through your goal? Us, too. It’s hard to keep it up sometimes, but have you ever tried sticking at something for just 30 days? You can also do a career detox for just a week, click here to find out how.

It’s such a simple concept, you try something new for 30 days, whether it be starting a blog, taking up jogging or even just not drinking for the month. I decided to try it out after watching this TED talk by the head of Google’s web team Matt Cutts. He claims that: “If you really want something badly enough you can do anything for 30 days”.


You could give up sugar, write a short novel or even just wake up that little bit earlier. Whatever it may be, give it your all and you will succeed. Setting yourself a challenge and completing it can make you feel pretty damn amazing. 30 days is the perfect amount of time, it’s not so long that it’s unrealistic, yet it’s long enough to push yourself and really get stuck into whatever it is you have decided to do.

My idea was simple, I wanted to drink more water, it’s not earth shattering but it’s still a challenge! For 30 days I planned on drinking 3 liters of water every single day to improve my skin and increase my energy and general wellbeing. It was tough but I stuck with it and now its just part of my everyday routine. This proves that it doesn’t have to be anything out of reach or impossible to achieve, but if you just set yourself a new challenge you can really focus and make a positive change in your life.

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  • Camille Beygui

    Such a great post

  • Matea

    This sounds like a great concept, will give it a try definitely!

  • Jenny

    I was never a big meat eater so a few years ago I challenged myself to go 30 days without eating meat and never went back to it. Maybe it was so easy for me because I hardly ever missed it, but I always do Lent and normally I will do it with chocolate or something else I snack on a lot. At first it is really hard but by the end you don’t even miss it because the habit has become part of you :)
    I like to challenge myself to change my life style to something better.

    Jenny Side Up

    • Prerna Bhatt

      True! I did that for cutting out dairy and I don’t even crave it anymore! :)

  • Tiny T

    I need to try this to keep me on track with my blog. I always get distracted with my job and other things, the first thing that goes is my writing and I truly enjoy that. I know consistency is key to growing my blog and ultimately that is exactly what I want. Maybe a 30 day challenge will help. Thank you!

  • dreamofadventures

    Very interesting idea, I think I will have to try something for the rest of may that is new =o) Thanks for sharing!

  • Jessica Rose

    That’s a great idea, I wonder if doing more than once challenge at the same time is recommended or would that be too much?

  • Laura O

    This sounds great. I have been looking at different ways to go Vegan and i am seriously considering it. DDoing this challenge might help me achieve it. xx

  • Natural Beauty Tips

    Great tips n informative video. Thanks for sharing dear.

  • Mama Sow

    A 30-day challenge can help to jumpstart any project or new habit such as : a weight loss journey, exercising, taking better care of ourselves etc. However, I think it should be done incremently and little by little for some challenges to avoid 1. boredome 2. potential give up of the new routine after the 30 days :)

  • Another Ranting Reader

    This is really interesting and sound like a great way to introduce healthy habits and better productivity!

    Jemima x

  • Crystal

    They say it takes about 6 weeks to develop a habit, so thirty days is pretty close to that mark! Love the idea :)

    xo Crystal

  • Haina Uddin

    Great post! Will definitely try this one <3 take care xx Haina

  • Scarlett

    Great advice!! I’ve discovered that when trying to stick to something you find difficult, 30 days is a really great benchmark to aim for!!!! (Funnily enough, I actually discovered this while trying to drink 3 litres of water a day too, because I got really bad headaches and was told this would fix it. It did, and not only that but my skin is so much better and it’s affected my diet, too. It’s a great thing to aim for as it really improves your general wellbeing).

    Great post:)

    Scarlett x

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