65 Inspiring challenge ideas to improve your life…

You can make a massive difference to your life without having to spend lots of money in only 15 minutes per day for 100 days. This post presents you with 65 challenge ideas to inspire your life.

65 15 minutes x 100 day inspiring challenge 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 a new word 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 100 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 100 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 100 days.

24. Prepare or cook something healthy everyday for the next 100 days.

25. Cycle for at least 15 minutes everyday for the next 100 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 100 days.

28. What have you always wanted to do but never have? Write a bucket list and spend the next 100 days completing as many items from it as possible. #BucketList

29. Take up knitting or crochet. Random I know, but knit or crochet an item a day! Post your creations on Instagram or Pinterest with the hastag #15x100Challenge for extra credit and as a record of progress being made.

30. Don’t bitch OR moan or saying ANYTHING negative about people for the next 100 days!

31. Live on a really strict budget for the next 100 days and save some money!

32. Wake up at 5am to do 15 minutes meditation every morning for the next 100 days.

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 100 days.

35. Spend 15 minutes learning to love yourself.

36. Learn a new magic trick everyday for the next 100 days.

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

38. Write a motivational quote on a sticky note everyday for you guessed it the next 100 days and pop them in random places, such as in library books or on trees!

39. Business owner? Work on your social media marketing for at least 15 minutes per day everyday for the next 100 days.

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 100 days.

41. Can’t draw? Then practice every day for the next 100 days record your progress in a sketchbook and post on Instagram, prepare to be amazed with the results!

42. Learn to play an instrument in 100 day, 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 over the next 100 days…

45. Make a patchwork quilt in 100 days.

46. Research a different culture, religion or philosophy every day for the next 100 days.

47. Read about a different period of history every day.

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

49. Revamp your house in 100 days.

50. Deep clean, sort and tidy your home by focusing on one small area everyday for the next 100 days.

51. Spend at least 15 minutes in nature whether it’s your garden, a park, the countryside or the beach.

52. Go caffeine free for 100 days.

53. Ditch social media sites for 100 days, or limit yourself to just 15 minutes per day.

54. Spend 100 days as a vegetarian or vegan

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

56. Visit a new website 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.

59. Be positive for 100 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 100 days (even weekends).

61. Spend 100 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 100 day challenge.

64. Read or write a poem a day.

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

BONUS. DO ABSOLUTELY NOTHING for 15 minutes, everyday for the next 100 days!

Thank you for reading this post. I wish you all the best with whatever challenge you decide to do over the next 100 days. 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 #15x100Challenge.  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!

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


The Take Action Calendar for Language Learners

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This 28 day Take Action Calendar for Language Learners from Language Learners Journal (LLJ) has daily suggested activities and prompts to enable you to take personal responsibility for your language learning whilst spreading a little kindness around too ❤️

You can download The Take Action Calendar for Language Learners PDF here so you can print it OR right-click on the photograph below, save it and set it as a screensaver for the next 28 days!

The Take Action Calendar for Language Learners.

Chinese Version PDF: 采取行动 日历 对于 语言 学习者

Spanish Version PDF: El Tomar AcciÓn Calendario para idioma estudiantes

Good luck!

The calendar is a work in progress and there are plans to translate it into different languages. If you have any ideas for future activities or a language you would like to see it translated into please get in touch. The next calendar will be released in September.

Share your actions with us on social media with the hashtag #TAC and #LLJ. I look forward to seeing your progress. Please pass this post on to help and inspire other language learners. Thank you 😘

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Why A Unique Learning Environment May Help In Learning A New Language

The world is becoming an increasingly smaller place. With global travel, global trade, and recreation bringing together people from around the globe for different reasons, it is essential that we learn new languages to make our time more efficient, productive, and enjoyable.

While the thought of sitting in a classroom, memorizing hours and hours of vocab does not appeal to many, most people agree that learning more than one language these days is essential for business and personal success.

Fortunately, there are other ways to adopt a new language and new culture that have nothing to do with sitting in a classroom or attending night classes. The possibilities to learn new languages now are fun, innovative and exciting, and they start with a single decision to open up your world to a new way of thinking. Here are some fun and engaging ways to immerse yourself in another culture and language:

Start Young–Take Advantage Of School Opportunities

We are never more open to learning than in our younger years, and taking advantage of opportunities to learn new languages while it is still free is a beautiful way to start the process of mastering a language. Seeking opportunities to travel to countries for study while in school is another great way to immerse yourself in the language and culture and learn all kinds of new things to appreciate about a different way of life. According to Diamond Ranch Academy, “when students leave, graduate, or move on to college – they exude confidence and take away skills that otherwise would take a lifetime to learn.”

This confidence is exactly what we want young people to have as they move forward with their lives. The interactions, the camaraderie and the togetherness of working with other students for a common goal are all part of the growth process.

Immersion Schools

Many charter schools nowadays have the option of language immersion, meaning that they offer curricular instruction in more than one language. All staff and students are expected to speak this immersive language during school time, and assessments of understanding are done concurrently with other curricula. Immersion schools offer double the bang for your buck, as they wrap language instruction around other subjects.

Post Secondary Options

If you find yourself out of school, there are things you can do in your busy day to learn a new language while living your adult life. It is important to remember that the most successful people consider themselves lifelong learners, so relish this opportunity to better yourself while “adulting.”

1) Consider a car companion. Many language programs offer language on CD or tape options that are ideal for busy professionals with a commute. Whether you use public or private transportation, this is a perfect way to maximize your time while going to and from work, shopping, and running other errands.

2) Join a language meetup group. Groups exist all over that offer the opportunity to converse in languages and talk about a country’s culture. Joining a group of like-minded individuals interested in learning together will also offer you the chance to meet new people and make new friends while learning a language.

3) Travel! Immersing yourself in a culture of foreign culture while desperately trying to ask a local Italian where the nearest bathroom brings a specific flavor to your learning process. There is no better way to learn to appreciate local culture and language than by traveling to a country where that language is spoken. Blasting through language barriers and figuring out how to communicate to meet your needs is a bit intimidating, but it is also an exciting adventure! Learn to appreciate the culture and history of your chosen language, and you will appreciate your learning process so much more.

Mastering a new language and acquiring an understanding of a different culture brings with it newfound confidence, and it opens the door for a lifetime of new friendships, new experiences, and unique perspective. The classroom of life is your teacher; look forward to all that you will experience as a result of becoming multilingual.

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