30 Day Challenge: Try Something New for 30 Days

30 Day Challenge

Last month I did a 30 day food challenge and I’d like to continue pushing myself with another 30 day challenge. This time around I encourage you to do a 30 day challenge with me! You can do anything for 30 days! Let’s try something new together. Your challenge can be something small (and therefore more sustainable once the challenge is over) or a bigger item that’s been on your bucket list.

For inspiration check out this TED Talk by former Google engineer Matt Cutts on his 30 day challenges. This short and light-hearted talk will get you thinking about what you can accomplish in 30 days!

For my 30 day challenge this time around I’m going to meditate each morning for 5 minutes. I’ve tried meditation before and couldn’t get into it. But I know so many people who benefit from meditation. So this time I’m going to commit to sticking with it for 30 days. If meditation is something you’d like to try, check out the best meditation apps.

Other 30 day challenge ideas include:

  • Walk the dog for 30 days
  • Learn a new language (for free!)
  • Write in a journal
  • Give up an unhealthy eating habit (sugar, caffeine) or start a new healthy habit (drink more water, eat more fruits/veggies)
  • Dedicate time daily to an interest or hobby
  • Give yoga a try
  • Learn to code

I’m a visual person so it helps me stay motivated and keeps me accountable when I can see my progress. I have a wall calendar that I check off as I go. If a daily visual reminder that you can “X” off as you go would help you, print this challenge sheet and start checking off the days!

What will you try for 30 days? Let’s us know in the comments, and let’s get started tomorrow! We can do this together – let’s continue to grow ourselves and our HMH community!


Jennifer Strilko

Jennifer is the Director of Operations at DI/LDM, keeping the train moving for several operational teams and helping them meet their goals. Jennifer believes that everything happens for a reason and that we don’t meet anyone by accident. She’s looking forward to meeting new people and widening her tribe through this blog project. In her spare time Jennifer enjoys DIY projects (upcycling curbside finds is her favorite past time). Her Mom Hustle includes being a dance and baseball mom, maneuvering teen drama, and preparing her kids for college. She lives in the western suburbs of Chicago with her husband, three teenagers and two dogs.