I was issued a blogging challenge, and I’ve accepted it.
I am going to write every day for 31 days, and today is Day 1. The challenge is to write about the same topic every day. Initially I thought that would be too difficult. What could I write about that would still be interesting after 31 days? Then I changed my way of thinking – what could I write about that would make a difference in my life? That’s when it came to me, and I knew that my challenge topic was something that would not only keep me interested, but also my readers.
I’m going to challenge myself over the next month to reconnect with the people who are most important in my life. I want to strengthen relationships with my friends and family. I also want to try to reconnect with people who are not as present as they used to be in my daily life.
I’m not just going to do it, I’m going to write about it. And I’m inviting you to take the challenge along with me.
I’ll give you a prompt every morning here on my blog, and every day I will update this post with links to each new prompt. By the end of the 31 day challenge, there will be a list of 31 actions you can take to improve your relationships. Bookmark this page or pin the image above to easily access all the information in one spot.
If you don’t want to wait for me to post the daily challenge each morning, make sure to subscribe to my email list and I’ll send you the following week’s challenges in advance. That will help you plan out what we’ll be doing and come up with ideas of how you can make it your own.
Now let’s jump right into the first daily challenge:
Day 1: Call Your Parents
This was going to be ‘call your mom,’ but then I was like, where’s the love for dad? Both of my parents are amazing, and I don’t talk to them enough. I always feel like my day is too full to fit in one more thing, and I don’t call. But that’s changing today. You have to make time for the important things.
When you make this call, incorporate the following into the conversation:
- Ask how their day is going.
- Give them a compliment
- Ask if they like pumpkin spice lattes (just kidding, the answer to that is obviously yes).
- Tell them one thing you love about them.
Don’t just call your parents; use this call as an opportunity to learn more about them as individuals, and to show your appreciation. Recognize that they have a life outside of you, and make yourself a part of it. If your parents are anything like mine, they’ll spend the entire conversation asking about your life. They love to know about you! Don’t be selfish – ask them more questions. You will never regret time spent getting to know your parents better.
Check back everyday for the next challenge, or sign up for my email list to get it right now.
The only thing you have to do to participate in this challenge is complete each daily prompt. That’s it! But if you want to connect with others and share your daily challenge, join the Facebook group. This will be a place to engage with other people participating in the challenge and get ideas and inspiration from them. I would love to hear how you’re doing throughout the month, so connect with me and let me know!
Remember to include the hashtag #31dayscloser with your posts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram so others can connect to you.
See all the daily challenges:
Day 2: Send a birthday card + tips for writing the message
Day 3: Call your best friend
Day 4: Walk down memory lane with your siblings
Day 5: Pick up the phone
Day 6: Send mail to your grandparents
Day 7: Turn your phone off
Day 8: Coffee time
Day 9: Comment on Facebook
Day 10: Make a family recipe
Day 11: Take a ride
Day 12: Say yes
Day 13: Get tickets to a show
Day 14: Do lunch with a friend
Day 15: Let your partner choose the dinner plans
Day 16: Make a gift for your friend
Days 17-19: Write a note
Day 20: Take a walk
Day 21: Help a friend
Days 22-24: Make time for friends
Day 25: Check back!