65 Inspiring challenge ideas during lockdown

You can make a massive difference to your life without having to spend lots of money in only 15 minutes per day.
This blog post presents you with 65 different challenge ideas to inspire your life during the lockdown period.

65 Challege ideas

1. Learn a foreign language by practicing for as little as 15 minutes per day for the next 100 days.

2. Give a compliment everyday for the next 100 days.

3. Draw or paint a picture everyday for the next 100 days and build a portfolio.

4. Write in a journal for the next 100 days.

5. Exercise daily - doesn’t mean joining a gym!

6. *Give up alcohol for 100 days and research ways to detox.

7. Give up watching TV for 100 days and use the extra time to find a new hobby.

8. Listen to a different song everyday for 100 days.

9. Spend 3 - 15 minutes just focusing on your breath every day!

10. Take time out each day to observe your thoughts without judgement and note your mood.

11. Take a photograph & add some effects to it… every day for the next 100 days.

12. Work on writing a story or song 15 minutes per day for 100 days.

13. Grow your vocab - learn 10 new words a day!

14. Teach others something new every day.

15. Think of your worst habit that you’ve been meaning to ditch and work on giving it up over the next 100 days.

16. Do some gentle stretching exercises for 15 minutes everyday for the next 100 days.

17. Do some yoga everyday for the next 30 days.

18. Read an inspirational and motivational blog a day…extra kudos if it is in a language you are learning!

19. Write a blog post everyday for the next 30 days!

20. Spend 15 minutes a day repeating positive affirmations and practicing positive thinking.

21. Keep a laughter journal. Write down one thing a day that really made you laugh.

22. Work on those abs - Do 50 sit-ups a day.

23. Scribble or write some quotes on the back of a postcard everyday for the next 30 days.

24. Prepare or cook something healthy everyday for the next 30 days.

25. Cycle for at least 15 minutes everyday for the next 30 days.

26. Keep a worry journal, rate worries from 1 - 10 and write a solution for the main worries. Notice any patterns occurring? Note these down too, along with an action plan.

27. Write and reflect upon a gratitude list for the next month.

28. What have you always wanted to do but never have? Write a bucket list and spend the next 30 days completing as many items from it as possible - rge ones you cannot do add to a wishlist for when lock down ends. #BucketList

29. Take up knitting or crochet. Random I know, but knit or crochet an item a day!

30. Don’t bitch OR moan or saying ANYTHING negative about people for the next 30 days!

31. Live on a really strict budget for the next 3 months days and save some money!

32. Wake up at 5am to do 15 minutes meditation every morning.

33. Spend 15 minutes every morning playing devils advocate with yourself to challenge your own beliefs.

34. Face a fear!  Push yourself out of your comfort zone and work on a phobia for the next 3 months days.

35. Spend 15 minutes learning to love yourself.

36. Learn a new magic trick everyday of lockdown.

37. Plant a flower a day — in your garden or at random places once lockdown ends.

38. Write a motivational quote on a sticky note everyday for you guessed it the next 30 days and pop them in random places, such as in books or on trees!

39. Business owner? Work on your social media marketing for at least 15 minutes per day everyday for the next month.

40. Get you and your friends to write down cool ideas for things to do and put them in a hat and pull out a different thing each day for the next 30 days.

41. Can’t draw? Then practice every day - record your progress in a sketchbook and post on social media, prepare to be amazed with the results!

42. Learn to play an instrument i.e. the ukulele, flute, guitar…

43.*Stop smoking over the next 100 days. If you need some support check out this awesome NHS site. #SmokeFree.

44. Learn something new…

45. Make a patchwork quilt.

46. Research a different culture, religion or philosophy every week of lockdown.

47. Read about a different period of history every week of lockdown.

48. Do one thing each day that makes you feel inspired.

49. Revamp/declutter your house!

50. Deep clean, sort and tidy your home by focusing on one small area everyday dor a month.

51. Spend at least 15 minutes in nature whether it’s your garden, a park, the countryside or the beach. Due to lockdown restrictions this may not be possible, but pick a place on Google World and go visit, better still have a VR?

52. Go caffeine free for 30 days.

53. Ditch social media sites for 30 days, or limit yourself to just 15 minutes per day.

54. Spend 30 days as a vegetarian or vegan

55. Do at least 1 random act of kindness everyday.

56. Visit a new website/blog everyday.

57. Read a chapter of a book. Finished the whole book then start a new chapter of a new book!

58. Ditch your car and walk to the local shops - if safe to do so.

59. Be positive for 30 days straight even if things go wrong, focus only on the positives.

60. Change sleeping patterns i.e. go to bed earlier or wake up earlier and stick to those times EVERYDAY for a month (even on weekends, sorry).

61. Spend 30 days fundraising for a charity or promoting a good cause.

62. Grow those brain cells… Do a brain training puzzle everyday,  like sudoku, crosswords or  Lumosity puzzles for 15 minutes per day, everyday for the next 100 days.

63. Reflect upon and write down something you love about your partner or a close family member every day and give them the list after your 30 day challenge ends.

64. Read or write a poem a day.

65. Dance or sing everyday — whether you’re good at it or not.

BONUS. Used to doing lots of things and rushing around? DO ABSOLUTELY NOTHING for 15 minutes, everyday for the next 30 days!

Thank you for reading this post. I wish you all the best with whatever challenge you decide to do over lockdown.

If you decide to try out any of the challenges mentioned then please keep in touch or share your progress on social media with the hashtag #LockdownChallenge OR #LanguagesinLockdown.  I’d love to hear how you get on.
On Twitter? Why not hold yourself publicly accountable and Tweet about the challenge you would like to do!
Don’t forget to like our Facebook Page and join our free supportive community to help keep you motivated and disciplined during the challenge, even if your new skill you are learning isn’t a language!

If you have any ideas that are not on the list please let me know in the comments section below.


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