30 Days Gratitude Challenge To Feel More Joy

Gratitude is one of the best things you can do to invoke happiness and joy in your life, but it’s easy to forget. Like any other habit, gratitude practices take a bit of time to cultivate. This is what inspired a 30 Day Gratitude Challenge that you can practice in less than 5-minutes per day.

Discovering the benefits of gratitude can dramatically improve your quality of life. In turn, you’ll see that being grateful will make you feel happier, more positive, and productive.

What really is a gratitude challenge? It is a challenge created to help people overcome the struggles of being grateful on a daily basis. This gratitude challenge is a daily practice to help you focus on the good in your life. It’s about being thankful for what is, rather than what was or what could be. Being thankful regularly has been proven to improve our mental health, relationships, and self-esteem.

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Try out this 30-day gratitude challenge to make yourself happier and make your life so much better. I hope this challenge helps you discover the power of gratitude in your life.

30-day Gratitude Challenge

Day 1. Always say “thank you” to someone when they don’t expect it the most.

You might be the one who makes their day.

Day 2. Be thankful for your skills and talents.

Your skills, talents, and abilities are God-given gifts. You’re worthy of it!

Day 3. Be thankful for your favorite memories.

Remembering your favorite memories is something time could help you, be grateful for it.

Day 4. Be thankful for your health, freedom, and happiness.

Health is always a priority, be grateful for having good health, freedom, and joy!

Day 5. Tell someone you love them.

It could be a family, a special someone, a long-time friend. Let them know you love them and how you care for them.

Day 6. Call a friend and be thankful for always being there.

Let them know you care and value friendship the most.

Day 7. Give yourself a treat for doing great.

You deserve a treat for yourself! It could be buying your favorite comfort food or a much-needed spa break!

Day 8. Be thankful for the meals you eat.

Say a little prayer before every meal and be thankful.

Day 9. Send out thank you cards.

Prepare some thank you cards and send them to people who significantly influence your life. Let them know they are a blessing!

Day 10. Make a Donation

Gratitude is also known as kindness. Donate something you don’t need that could help people the most.

Day 11. Smile at strangers.

Whether you’re riding a transport, or have seen someone not having a great day, smile for them.

Day 12. Get your boss or a client a simple gift.

The point of giving a gift to your boss or a client is to show that you were thinking and thankful for them.

Day 13. Share Gratitude Quotes

Make someone inspired by posting those gratitude quotes you love the most! (It can be in social media or your work table).

Day 14. Compliment someone for doing a good job.

May it be a colleague, a friend, a family member. If something happens significantly to them, a compliment won’t hurt!

Day 15. Shower Positive vibes.

Social media is full of pros and cons, and that includes negativity. Shower positive vibes by taking a moment to leave positive and encouraging words.

Day 16. Do something kind for yourself.

Take a long walk listening to your favorite music. Give yourself a whole night of sleep. Do whatever makes you happy!

Day 17. Wake up and have something positive as your first thought.

Positivity blooms when you start your day with a positive thought.

Day 18. Write a kind review of the small business you love.

Sending positive reviews makes these businesses go on. It could be the little things that can keep them going.

Day 19. Make a list of good qualities you have.

Start making a list of at least 5-10 positive qualities that you have and be thankful for them.

Day 20. Volunteer

Volunteer for something you wouldn’t normally do. It can be anything from being able to help and teach local kids at your community, local animal shelter, etc.

Day 21. Give a genuine hug to someone.

A genuine, honest to goodness, bear hug. Hugs are an amazing way to produce happy hormones – for both parties! And if you don’t have anyone around to hug at this time, giving yourself a long hug can feel nice too!

Day 22. Play your favorite music you’re most thankful for.

There’s always a song that you always wanted to play because it’s relieving. It soothes you and relaxes you. Play this at some point in time and be thankful for it.

Day 23. Treat someone to lunch or a coffee date.

Treat a co-worker or friend to lunch or a coffee date. Catch up with them and let them know you care. No one’s available? Try a virtual coffee date then!

Day 24. Do a favor from someone without them asking.

Spend a day or an hour doing something for someone else without them asking.

Day 25. Do a random act of kindness.

Do something kind for someone every day. It may be as easy as opening a door for a stranger or giving a subway seat to an elderly person.

Day 26. Give your parents their favorites.

You know what your parents love to eat, so give it to them. A home-cooked meal is a surefire way to make them happy.

Day 27. Reach out to your friends you haven’t talked to in a long time.

Call them up or send them an email to say hello or ask about the good old times. You will see how much better you feel when you do something for someone else.

Day 28. Think of something in nature you are grateful for.

Maybe it’s your pet, perhaps it’s the flowers blooming outside your window right now, or perhaps it’s the birds who just chirped at you.

Day 29. Describe a rejection you are grateful for

When you’re grateful for rejection, you’re thankful for the other person’s time and attention. You see it as an opportunity to learn what you need to improve. You’re grateful for the chance to do better next time.

Day 30. Think of 1-3 things you want to manifest.

After this gratitude challenge, think of three things that you want to manifest in your life. It can be anything: a new job, a new relationship, a new home, or anything else.


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There can be much to be said for taking a moment to consider how fortunate we are in our lives. We can use reminders to share our thanks with those around us and appreciate what we already have.

At the end of the day, being grateful doesn’t just come from an awareness of what you have but also what others don’t have. Try this 30 Day Gratitude Challenge to help increase your feelings of gratitude, and see if it helps you feel happier and more fulfilled.

Taryn Raine