30 Days of Doable Change

Lose all the weight. Never procrastinate again. Overhaul your life. Whew! Those are some ambitious goals (you'll probably drop by February). Instead, why not crush 30 smaller self-improvement to-dos to feel kick-ass for the rest of 2019?
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Save $50 this week.

Is your wallet taking a hit because of that matcha latte habit? Or maybe you’re Venmo-ing away your hard-earned cash (I spent *that* much at karaoke night?!). Don’t sweat it. There are simple changes you can make (that you probably haven't thought of) that will have you seeing green again.
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2/30

Turn an acquaintance into a new friend.

Whether it's because you've grown apart from your nearest and dearest, picked up and moved to a new city, or just never had many close pals to begin with, the process of making friends as a grown person is so. damn. awkward. But, man, are BFFs important! The physical and psychological benefits that come with having ride-or-dies are too amazing to ignore (hello, longer life!). So go on and get yours.
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3/30

It's face mask time.

Today is such a good day for some serious self-care. Make time during the day to prioritize yourself: Queue up an episode of The Good Place, make yourself a hot cup of tea, and slap on a skin-healthifying face mask. If you’re new to face masks and aren’t sure what to choose, opt for something that has “hydrating” on the package—or even DIY an easy one using ingredients you already have in your kitchen.
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4/30

Pick a diet that's really going to work for you.

If choosing a diet feels like swiping for your next Tinder date (what’s right for me?!), you’re not alone. There are so many options, and it's frustrating when the first few dates with low-carb turn out to be low success. There’s no one-size-fits-all, but you can do things to determine which diet is best for you. And no, you don’t have to give up the things you love.
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5/30

Commit to working out for just 7 minutes.

Most people struggle to find time to work out, especially when schedules get crazy. But what if we said you could get a great workout in less than 10 minutes? When you're low on time, a quick HIIT session can make you feel energized and accomplished. And while you shouldn't abandon your regular routine for only short bursts of HIIT, if you find yourself in a bind, seven minutes is better than zero minutes, right?
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6/30

Stop freaking out on Sundays.

It was the best of times (Friday night and all-day Saturday), it was the worst of times (Sunday right around 4 p.m.). Somehow all those hours of endless possibility are behind you and you're left staring down yet another blah workweek. What happened?! How did the weekend fly by so quickly?! And what's a better way to deal than by crawling under the covers and wishing for a time machine?
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7/30

Have a totally distraction-free day (or hour!) at work.

Imagine a wildly productive world where bored coworkers don't strike up regular conversations, you're not overbooked into unnecessary meetings, and you never once pick up your phone for some sweet, sweet social scrolling. We're so sorry that magical place doesn't exist! But we *are* happy to give you a few pointers on how to finally get sh*t done amid all the mind-numbing chaos.
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8/30

Get friendly with a new machine at the gym.

Sometimes walking into a gym feels like walking into a scene from Star Wars—what do all these metal robots even do? Luckily, most gym machines aren't nearly as mysterious as they seem, so whether you're a total gym rat or just starting out, we're here to make them feel far less intimidating.
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9/30

Get a teensy bit closer to touching your toes.

We're not all as flexible as Simone Biles—hell, most of us aren't even close. Yet being even the slightest bit bendy can help reduce the risk of injury and enhance your athletic performance. And, sure, increasing your flexibility takes a little bit of effort, but if you're willing, stretching regularly can make a big difference (and it feels so good).
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10/30

Stop trash-talking yourself (we see you).

You're a loving, generous person with many gifts and talents. And yet all you can see is a garbage human. OK, maybe that's a bit dramatic, but odds are, you give yourself a pretty hard time about your [weight/level of success/looks/abilities/you name it]. Now would be a good time to cut down on the self-doubt and constant digs. You definitely deserve better.
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11/30

Get at least one incredible night of sleep.

Lord knows we could all use (and desperately want!) a few extra hours of shut-eye every night. So why is it that the second our heads hit the pillow our minds start running through endless to-do lists and painstaking replays of random moments from three weeks ago? Then comes the tossing and turning and growing realization that it's never. gonna. happen. Ugh. But you can do better. We swear!
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12/30

Foam roll for 15 minutes.

After a tough workout, there’s one thing that’s guaranteed to follow: soreness. But If you don’t want to walk around like a stick figure, it’s important to make time for self-myofascial release, a fancy-sounding way of relieving tight muscles faster and loosening up trigger points (a.k.a. knots) by applying direct pressure. The most common way to practice it? Mhm. Using a trusty foam roller.
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13/30

Feel less anxious in 5 minutes or less.

A lot of the best anxiety-busting tips involve long-term changes: “Learn yoga.” “Drink less caffeine.” “Meditate daily.” “Exercise more.” But life is stressful, there are so many things to feel anxious about, and sometimes you just need options that can help you de-stress right then and there—rather than total lifestyle overhauls. Try one of these tips when you need to mute your anxiety in the moment.
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14/30

Cozy up to the weight rack.

Talk about a misnomer—there's nothing "dumb" about dumbbells. Although the weight rack can seem daunting, the benefits of strength training go way beyond physical muscle (we're talking better sleep, less stress, more energy). Whether you already lift five days a week or are just starting an exercise routine, today is a great day to add some weight to your workout.
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15/30

Do 1 thing to make your home a healthier place to hang.

You don’t need to have your own HGTV show (#goals) to know how to upgrade your home. Better yet, you don’t need to spend a fortune to do it. There are small changes that will make a big impact on any space. It starts with cleaning, and yes, you can even rely on plants to do the dirty work for you.
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16/30

Take 1 step toward better skin.

Your skin is the biggest, most visible organ on your body, and if you make a healthy change to how you care for it now, you’ll reap the rewards for the rest of your life. Choose something simple, like vowing to wear an SPF moisturizer, or something more intense, like revamping your whole routine. Either way, you’ll be making a positive change—and investing in your long-term skin health.
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17/30

Quit 1 bad habit that's taking up too much energy in your life.

Think about a bad habit you have that takes up room in your life. Do you give in to negative self-talk? Spend too much time watching Netflix when you want to be working on a project? Bite your cuticles down so they bleed just a little bit? If you can come up with one thing that would make you feel so much happier and freer to just lose, give yourself space to dump it like a bad ex.
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18/30

Do an abs workout that isn't just crunches.

The tried-and-true crunch might be effective for building superficial abs, but can you say "bo-ring?" When it comes to building a strong core, there's plenty of evidence out there that other moves are just as (if not more) effective—we might even have a few in these suggested workouts that will surprise you. Trust us, your neck will thank you.
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19/30

Have the kind of sex you really (secretly) want.

Asking for what you really want in a restaurant: easy as (literal) pie. Asking for what you really want in bed: knee-shakingly terrifying. So, sure, it’s less scary to just have mediocre sex your whole life, and that’s what most people do. But you only get one spin on this pretty blue marble, and you deserve to be genuinely fulfilled. So whatever you’ve been secretly wanting—whether it’s to try a new position or dress up as a giant panda—your desires are legit. Get your freak on, you freaky little unicorn. Go for it.
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20/30

Try out a really easy guided meditation (you'll be happy you did).

Meditation can be low-key intimidating. Being left alone in a silent room and trying to keep all the negative thoughts at bay? For some of us, that sounds like a form of torture. But just because silence isn’t your friend doesn’t mean meditation is off-limits. Guided meditation can help you focus, relax, and give you all the same mind-sharpening benefits—without the scariness of deafening silence.
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21/30

Cut 1 toxic person out of your life.

Hey, maybe you don't have any toxic people in your life (mazel tov!), but a lot of us end up with at least one or two friends who just make us feel... less good about ourselves. If you notice you seem exhausted, emotionally drained, and negative after hanging out with someone, it may be time to clean house and refocus on the people in your life who honestly make you happier.
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22/30

Don't let any groceries go to waste for once.

You know the drill: On Sunday you swear you’re going to make all your meals for the week. So you buy the entire grocery store. Come Wednesday you’re #overit, and those intentions go down the drain along with wilted produce. But they don’t have to. There are so many ways you can turn not-so-perfect produce into kick-ass dishes.
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23/30

Work a room without dreading it.

We’re friends with a first-grade teacher who once tried to hit on a guy at a party by saying, “Hi, um, do you like animals?” This is a great conversation starter with a 7-year-old, but the dude was… understandably confused. If you feel like your conversational skills have also atrophied to about this level (or were never that strong in the first place), there’s good news: This is a super-achievable skill you can absolutely hone.
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24/30

Make your workout FUN.

Think working out means slogging away on the elliptical through five episodes of The Voice? Here's a concept: Working out can be fun. With so many new spins on fitness these days, a little research will likely lead to a sweaty activity you might even—dare we say it—enjoy. So grab an accountabilibuddy and put a workout you'll both get a kick out of on the calendar!
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25/30

Give your hair the attention it deserves today.

These days everybody’s all about some face masks—which is great!—but your hair needs love too, y’all. Give your sweet locks some TLC (especially in the dry, cold winter months, which stresses your hair out just as much as it stresses your skin and your soul), and your hair will reward you by being healthier, happier, softer, and stronger. Good #goals for us all, really.
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26/30

Have a really satisfying poop.

It feels *so* good to poop. But a good poop doesn’t just happen. Sometimes we have to work hard to get it out (or hold it in). Whatever poop journey you’re on, there are ways to make it better, and what you eat plays a major role in helping you get to ahhhh status on the toilet. That includes getting log-like shapes instead of goose-like droppings.
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27/30

Finally master a push-up.

Push-ups are deceptively hard—oh, you want me to move the entire weight of my body in a perfect line using the strength of my arms, chest, and core? Sure. But whether you're still working on getting off your knees or are able to drop and give us 20, you can't deny that push-ups are an awesome strength builder. Here's some inspo to get a little bit closer to mastery.
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28/30

Stop a craving right when it hits.

“If I don’t get a slice of pizza right now, I’ll die!” Oh, cravings. You come on so strong, and we can’t seem to ignore you. Nothing else matters until you’re satisfied. The good (shocking) news is that it's possible to fight back. Next time you feel a sudden urge for chocolate, pickles, cookies, or whatever, give these strategies a go.
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29/30

Make yourself a priority and do something alone today.

In the Instagram world we live in, we’re constantly proving that we do “cool” things with *so many* friends. But (thanks to social media) we forget how sweet alone time can be. Whether it’s reading a good book, taking a walk, going to the movies, or even eating at a restaurant, being alone can be one of the best things for your health. Who’s a better friend to yourself than you?
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30/30

Turn someone or something down (nicely).

There's nothing wrong with being a generally agreeable person. But when the "disease to please" takes over and you find yourself drowning in a sea of social commitments, work projects, and family obligations, you've got to fight back. There are sly replies and thoughtful workarounds we swear won't make you look like a jerk. Now put up those dukes.
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31/30

Revel in your awesomeness!

Completing 30 mini challenges is no easy feat. So maybe you skipped a few of them (we won't tell). You should still be super proud of your willingness to get out of your comfort zone. Just remember that change isn't so hard in baby steps and that celebrating small wins is always encouraged!

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Save $50 this week. Turn an acquaintance into a new friend. It's face mask time. Pick a diet that's really going to work for you. Commit to working out for just 7 minutes. Stop freaking out on Sundays.
Have a totally distraction-free day (or hour!) at work. Get friendly with a new machine at the gym. Get a teensy bit closer to touching your toes. Stop trash-talking yourself (we see you). Get at least one incredible night of sleep. Foam roll for 15 minutes.
Feel less anxious in 5 minutes or less. Cozy up to the weight rack. Do 1 thing to make your home a healthier place to hang. Take 1 step toward better skin. Quit 1 bad habit that's taking up too much energy in your life. Do an abs workout that isn't just crunches.
Have the kind of sex you really (secretly) want. Try out a really easy guided meditation (you'll be happy you did). Cut 1 toxic person out of your life. Don't let any groceries go to waste for once. Work a room without dreading it. Make your workout FUN.
Give your hair the attention it deserves today. Have a really satisfying poop. Finally master a push-up. Stop a craving right when it hits. Make yourself a priority and do something alone today. Turn someone or something down (nicely). Revel in your awesomeness!