8 Personal Challenge Ideas For Better Self Growth

Whether you’re up for a five day challenge or a full 30 days, sometimes we need to commit to a challenge in order to take ourselves to the next level in our personal growth journey. It’s hard to commit to bettering yourself on your own, without something specific to work on. So, we’re here to give you some ideas and the little boost you might need to do some self-care work.

We’ve created specific challenges you can do for each one, so you can save the photo –– or post to your Instagram –– and challenge others to take the challenge with you.

Pick one and let us know: are you in? 

A week of tech-free mornings

Totally get if a whole tech-free week or weekend is utterly impossible to do, but most of us can probably schedule a time out of our day to remove technology, and the morning time is ideal. Maybe you keep your phone in a separate room at night, and don’t touch it again for an hour in the morning while you get ready for the day.

Below is a list of what you can do instead for your week of tech-free mornings.

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A photo a day challenge

Have you been wanting to pursue a new hobby but it feels like you have zero time? Or the few slots of free time you fill with Netflix or catching up on chores? A simple hobby you could pursue is capturing a photo a day. This will get your creative juices flowing, while also developing a new skill. If you have an Instagram account, you can use this as a guide for what to post. Or, if you don’t, you can just keep them for yourself. It can be hard to figure out what to take photos of –– and this 21-day photo challenge can help you become more consistent on your feed.

A photo a day challenge for posting new photographs on instagram. ideas for people and moments to capture with your new camera.

Reusable cup to the coffee shop for 30 days

We don’t want to stop you if you’re in a committed relationship with your local baristas. We’re with you. But, when you add up all the waste from you’re daily coffee, you might be a little appalled. If this is where you’re at, maybe it’s time to commit to bringing your reusable cup for 30 days straight. Print this out, and check off every day you bring your cup. Before you know it, it’ll be a eco-friendly habit that you don’t even think about. Every little action helps.

reusable coffee cup challenge for the coffee obsessed people wanting to be more eco-friendly and develop conscious habits.

Capsule wardrobe challenge 

When the weather shifts, there’s an opportunity to create a new uniform or re-adjust your personal style. A capsule wardrobe is a pre-set amount of clothes you wear for a season. You mix-and-match items that absolutely ~spark joy~ and put on repeat for the season. It helps you save money, while also not having to make that extra decision of what to wear for the day.

Below is a general capsule wardrobe checklist, accessories and workout clothing not included. Make it your own, but it’s a good place to start when thinking about creating your wardrobe.a capsule wardrobe 30 items or less checklist for throughout the seasons. staple items that must be included in your minimalist wardrobe

Self-love challenge

Do one thing a day to express love to yourself. You are worthy of beautiful flowers, and sweet love notes. And you don’t need anyone else to validate you. You can find this love within, but you have to make it a practice. It’s not always natural for us to be our own best friend. In fact, we’re almost always our own worst enemy. But it doesn’t have to be like that. Create a practice where you put yourself first, and actively show yourself that you are worthy of care and attention.

self-love challenge. 5 days of self-care, mindfulness and inner work. journaling and spending time alone is essential.

Morning routine challenge

It can be tough to wake up early, and start your day with intention, but it’s so nice to spend a little time in the mornings and have that time to yourself before starting your busy day. Wake up 15-20 minutes earlier than usual and challenge yourself to do one thing new each day: writing, reading, making a different breakfast or meditating. A simple addition to your morning could be a game-changer for how you feel throughout the day.

morning routine challenge for starting your day with intention through writing down your goals, meditating, reading, journaling and drinking water.

Gratitude challenge

Find a new way to express gratitude every day. There are so many ways to express gratitude beyond a list. You can take a walk with a friend, or by yourself, and go through all the things that are bringing you joy. You can include gratitudes for things that you don’t have yet, with full expectation that you will have it in your future. 

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Instagram with intention challenge

Instagram: we love it, and we love to hate on it. It can be a total time-suck if we let it be and a complete comparison trap. But, it can also be a powerful way to connect with like-minded people who we’d otherwise not have the pleasure of interacting with. It can be a beautiful tool, but only when we use it with intention. So this 5-day challenge to use Instagram with intention will hopefully make you fall in love with the platform again, and see how you can use it to empower and connect.

how to do instagram with intention challenge. how to be more mindful with instagram, and create a community of true followers. #instagram #intentionalliving

Which of these challenges are you most interested in completing? Is there one or two you’d like more content around? Let us know!