We can pretty much all agree that 2020 was an absolute dumpster fire of a year, and we’re all hoping for 2021 to be better. The year’s already flying by though, and it’s time to take a step back and be introspective for a moment. Are you staying on track with your New Year’s Resolutions? Are you on the right trajectory to meeting your goals and moving towards your purpose? If not, no worries. We’re only human, and the year is still young.
You have the chance to take responsibility for the quality of your life TODAY. You have the power to put positive changes and healthy habits in place. Not sure where to start? We’ve got you. We’ve created the ultimate 21 day challenge for 2021 that will help you reset your life and better yourself physically and mentally. There are 21 different action items, some of them that will be a one-time thing and some of them that will continue throughout the duration of the 21 day challenge.
It’s time to let go of the past and move forward. Here’s how to do that with our 21 day challenge.
Day one calls for a hydration challenge! We’re asking you to stay über hydrated every day until the end of the challenge. Let’s be real, we could all afford to drink some more water, so hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. Treat yourself to a cool new water bottle if that will help inspire you, or you can even enlist an accountability buddy.
But there’s more to step one of the challenge than just staying super hydrated. This is one of our most intense 21 day challenge ideas: drinking ONLY water and tea or coffee for the full 21 days. Nix sugary drinks and alcohol, since they’re dehydrating, and straight-up not good for you. Staying hydrated with water will help your heart work optimally to pump blood throughout your body, and help your muscles work to the best of their ability.
We aren’t only suggesting that you make positive changes with your liquid intake. This 21 day challenge also calls for healthier eating. On day two of the challenge, make the commitment to cutting out fried foods and added sugar from your diet. Yep, we’re going there. We didn’t say this would be easy! Trust us, though, the benefits are worth it. Cutting out added sugar will reduce your calorie intake, and not to mention, it’ll also lower your heart disease risk. Cutting out fried foods will reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol, and more. Just think about all the healthy goodness that you’ll be eating in place of all that junk! We promise, the 21 day challenge diet will do you good.
While we’re making all these healthy changes in our lives, we can’t forget about exercise, so are you ready for the 21 day challenge workout? Starting on day three of the challenge, we challenge you to complete the “300 Workout” every day for the rest of the 21 days.
The 300 workout consists of:
This is a simple and effective way to target multiple muscle groups – your upper body, your core, and your lower body. This might be super challenging at the beginning, but stick with it. By the end of the challenge, you’ll be a pro who’s gained a lot of strength. It’s not just about the physical benefits, though. Exercise is also great for mental health and reducing anxiety. It’s a win-win, really!
Another one of our 21 day challenge ideas has to do with gratitude. It’s so easy to get wrapped up in the negative things in life, so much so that we forget about all the great things that we are blessed with, no matter how small they may be. Practicing gratitude can help you to shift your mindset to a happier place.
So, here’s our advice. You’re going to need a journal for this 21 day challenge, and not just for this action item. Pick out something nice that will motivate you to write every day, or, just use any old notebook you have laying around, as long as you’ll actually use it! Once you’ve got that, here’s what you’re going to do:
Every day for the rest of the challenge, you’re going to write down three things you’re grateful for. You can name a person, an experience you’ve had, something you can’t live without...literally anything you’re grateful for. Your family, your career, a roof over your head, ice cream, you name it. Each time you do this every day, don’t rush through the exercise. Really focus on each thing and remember how good you have it.
You don’t have to be a professional writer to write in a journal. In fact, we suggest that everybody journals (even outside of this 21 day challenge). When you journal throughout the challenge, don’t worry about how you sound, if you’re making sense, or if you’re using proper grammar. The point of journaling is really to get in more in tune with yourself: your feelings, your desires, your goals, and so on.
We’re not going to give away all the juicy writing prompts from the challenge, but here’s a little sneak peek:
Feeling inspired and intrigued to take the next steps? Sign up for our 21 day challenge to receive even more in-depth instructions to follow every single day! The action items throughout the 21 days will help to elevate your life and your well-being. It isn’t easy – and that’s why it’s called a challenge – but if you really stick with it, you will absolutely notice a difference in your life. If you want to dive even deeper on top of the challenge, check out our course, too!
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