I’ll be sharing lots of inspiration and ideas over the course of the 30 days of Awesomization, but I also wanted to give you a one-stop list of ideas for awesomizing your life right here. Come back often, it’ll keep growing all month long.
- Got a fitbit? Dust it off and make a REACHABLE daily goal. If you typically walk 1000 steps a day, set your daily goal for 1500. If you normally hit 3000, then aim for 4000. This challenge is about boosting you up with small acts, not killing you by setting a 10,000 steps goal for the whole month. Remember, tiny steps add up. (Pun intended.)
- Start doing ONE exercise every day for a month. I like to alternate every other day. Keep it simple.
- 50 squats
- 50 sit ups
- 1 minute plank
- Give up sugar for 30 days.
- Check out a new way of eating for 30 days. Here are two ideas:
Whole30. It’s a great way to restart your metabolism and get rid of inflammation in your body that causes depression, fatigue, hormonal issues and more. I’m not affiliated with them, but I did get good results doing the Whole 30 myself.
Go Low Carb. One of our members and a friend of mine, Lynn Terry, has an amazing Low Carb site and FB group. So if that’s something you are interested in, I recommend you check it out.
- When you’re in the grocery store next, grab a fruit or veggie that you’ve never tried before and get it. Enjoy!
- Sign up for lessons for something fun. Golf or tennis anyone?
- Have you been putting off that mammogram, colonoscopy, cholesterol screening, or dentist appointment? Schedule it as your awesome act today.
- Are you drinking more than you should? Try giving up alcohol for a week. Baby steps and big commitments are what creates transformation.
- No screens after 9pm. The light they emit has been shown to disrupt sleep cycles, so keep your phones and tablets (and televisions) out of the bedroom.
- Love jigsaw puzzles or crossword puzzles? Do one today.
- Pick up that musical instrument and start playing again today. It doesn’t have to sound good. Just enjoy it.
- Sign up for a fun class in your community. Cooking, learning a new language, gardening, or furniture refinishing.
- Start a new hobby: knitting, crochet, beading, etc.
The heart to me is all about your peeps. The family and friends that are nearest and dearest to you. Also, this includes nieces and nephews, and your own children and grandchildren if you have them.
- Read the The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts.
- Tell someone in your immediate circle (possibly a child) that you are proud of them today.
- Grab your significant other and hug him or her.
- Write a love note to your significant other about why you’d chose him or her all over again. (Not just a text.)
- If you’re annoyed with your significant other, he or she may need a little time together.
- Find 5 things in your office that you can throw out.
- Take one small garbage bag out to your car and fill it with garbage. Throw it out. Voila. Done!
- Write down 3 things you’re grateful for today.
- Go outside on a walk just because. No earbuds. Just listen and enjoy the experience.
- Call a friend you haven’t spoken to in a while.
- Write a note thanking someone for the impact they had on your life.
- Start a “yay me” file to store the nice things others say about you
- Get a massage
- Try a new hair style
- Get a professional makeover
- Meditate or pray first thing in the morning to start your day off right.
- If you’ve been looking for a church, make a plan to find one and try it out this weekend.
- Turn off the TV. The news is depressing. Stop watching it. If anything important happens, you’ll hear about it anyway.
- Forgive someone. Remember that old saying that attributed to a whole lot of people “Resentment and anger is like taking poison and waiting for the other person to die”. Stop hurting yourself. Forgive and let it go. That’s what Awesome You would do.