If you’re looking for ideas on starting a 30 Day Challenge for a Cozy Life, you’ve come to the right place. We could all use more ideas on how to live a better life.
For more ideas on how to add improvements to your life, 31 Small Goals Easily Achieved and 38 Short Inspirational Quotes will help you on your journey.
“Change your thoughts and you will change your world.”Norman Vincent Peale
You can use this challenge as an excellent way to start the New Year or whenever you want to add a little comfort to your life. Daily challenges can help bring us out of a funk or lead us to the best version of ourselves.
The good news is these 30-day challenge ideas are perfect for sharing with friends and family members so they can get in on the fun. There is a new challenge for different areas of your life to give you variety.
Creating a Cozy Life
Since you found this article on starting a 30 Day Challenge for a Cozy Life, I’m guessing you like all things cozy living. I created a Facebook group called Creating a Cozy Life with over 95,000 like-minded souls.
It’s a group where we share recipes, pictures of things that leave you in awe, and ideas on how to make your life just a little bit more snug. Join here to be part of the virtual cozy cabin.
Here are the 30 day challenge ideas
1. Get up early and watch the sunrise
Sunrise is a gift that God gives to the world. How often are you awake to watch this magnificent show? Find a special place with a good view and treat yourself to a latte.
Small changes in your life, like taking a deep breath, can lead to a fresh start to better habits.
2. Make homemade bread or rolls
The smell of freshly baked bread wafting through your home creates a cozy environment that will warm your heart.
If you’ve never made homemade bread, now is your chance to try it. Bread making may be out of your comfort zone, but once you start making bread, it becomes addictive. You may become an expert baker in the process.
Here’s a variety of bread recipes to get started on.
3. Take your dog on a date
Taking your dog on a date can be a fun break from your day-to-day life. Good things come in small packages, and our fur friends are evidence of that saying.
Whether taking your dog for a walk in the park, going on a lunch date to a cafe with outdoor seating, or simply staying at home and snuggling up together while watching movies, spending a day focused on your best fur friend will be worth the time.
4. Write the first page of your novel or memoir
If you’ve always wanted to write, now is the time to start. Writing a novel can be daunting, but starting by outlining your book and writing down your ideas – will help you navigate the journey.
As you start to write, take it slow, and don’t be afraid to make mistakes. Your first draft of your novel or memoir will be your rough draft. You can always edit it later. In time by adding this new habit to your life, the story will come together, and you will finally finish your dream project.
5. Learn a constellation
Learning constellations is a fun experience that can bring you closer to the night sky. Knowledge of the stars is a challenge that will stay with you forever once you educate yourself.
Looking up at the stars has been around since ancient times, and learning constellation patterns will make any stargazing experience more memorable.
6. Try a new hobby
Trying something new can be an exciting experience! With so many different hobbies, you will always have a variety of exciting possibilities.
Hobbies are the perfect way to use your free time productively, explore something you’re interested in, and learn a new skill that could become a lifelong passion.
If you’re looking for ideas on hobbies, I put together a list for you here.
7. Buy yourself some flowers
A bouquet is a simple way to uplift your mood. It will bring a sense of beauty and joy into your life and remind you of your worth.
Flowers can be an inexpensive luxury if you grow your own. Here’s a list of the Best 35 Cottage Flowers to Grow.
8. Learn a tradition from another country
Learning a tradition from another country is an exciting way to learn about the world. We can learn to appreciate and respect different cultural backgrounds by researching cultures and customs.
Whether exploring the history behind tea ceremonies in Asia or learning aromatherapy blends from France, trying out new traditions is always an exciting endeavor.
9. Find a podcast on something you normally wouldn’t listen to
If you find yourself in the same routine, looking for a podcast that will stretch your imagination is the perfect way to shake things up. You can try podcasts you usually would never listen to expand your thinking.
10. Make one of Julia Child’s recipes
Julia Child changed the culinary scene of America forever with her first cookbook. Have you ever made one of her recipes?
When I asked our Cozy Living members what their favorite soup was, several mentioned Julia Child’s French onion soup recipe. Today’s challenge is making one of her home-cooked meals and watching the movie that talks about her life.
The movie Julie and Julia was based on a blogger making all of Julia Child’s recipes in one year. If you haven’t seen the movie, I highly recommend it.
11. Write a hand written letter to someone that inspires you
Is there someone that you admire but have never told them? There’s no better time than the present to let them know why they are an inspiration in your life.
12. Random Acts of Kindness
Random acts of kindness don’t take much effort, but they can help brighten someone’s day. Doing kind things for strangers also benefits you with better mental health and promotes happiness.
Practicing kindness to others can be as simple as holding the door open for someone, gifting someone in your office with a morning latte, or offering to babysit your friend’s children for the afternoon.
Choose one particular random act of kindness and watch the ripple effect of your deed touching the universe.
13. Watch a black-and-white movie
If you’re ready to step back in time for a bit, why not watch a black-and-white movie? Whether you watch it alone or have some family and friends over to enjoy the experience together, it’s sure to be an unforgettable night.
You could also serve food and drinks from the era of the film. Do some research on the actors and the movie beforehand. Old-time movie night could be a fun monthly tradition.
If you need help figuring out where to start, Arsenic and Old Lace is a classic starring Cary Grant.
14. Look for a new restaurant with ambiance and treat yourself
Dining out is so much more than great food. It’s about the atmosphere and experience too!
You can look for restaurants with unique decor, an outdoor patio, a focal point like a roaring fire, or even one that plays music you enjoy. Your challenge is finding one you’ve never been to before and savor your surroundings.
15. Read one poem
Reading a poem allows you to step away from the noise of everyday life and enjoy a new perspective. As you read, take your time and savor each word as if it were something delicious you cooked up in your kitchen.
Poetry offers a space to self-reflect and invite beauty into your life, if only for a moment.
16. Host a potluck and spend an evening playing board games
Hosting a potluck with family and friends is an easy way to spend time with family and friends. You can do something as simple as having a soup and salad bar or cold-cut sandwiches and chips.
Enjoy your evening filled with tasty potluck dishes and playing classic board games. You can also buy yourself a new game to spice up your evening.
17. Buy yourself a new mug
Buying yourself a new coffee or tea mug can be one of life’s simple pleasures. Indulging in a new cup is an affordable way to brighten your day without breaking the bank.
Whether you pick out a mug with something funny or something that oozes warmth, getting a new cup is an easy way to upgrade your mornings.
18. Take a bubble bath by candlelight
Nothing says self-care like taking a luxurious bath by candlelight. It’s a great way to soothe your body and mind.
Add some soothing scents with your favorite essential oils, and shut out the rest of the world.
To find out how to turn your bathroom into an oasis from the rest of the world, I put together some ideas for you.
19. Learn about a famous author
It’s always fun to learn about the life of a famous author. Exploring an author’s background will help us appreciate them even more.
You can find information about authors online, watch interviews with them on a YouTube channel, and listen to a podcast about the author.
20. Infuse your world with scent
Infusing your life with scent is a great way to cozy up the atmosphere of any space you find yourself. Whether you layer scents in your home or workspace, the gift of scent will benefit your life with energy and joy.
You’ll want to add natural scents to your home or work and avoid harmful chemical fragrances. Essential oils, room diffusers, and stove potpourri are just some ways to add pleasant smells to your world. The fun part is picking out the scents you love the most. The possibilities are endless, from the intoxicating scent of fresh oranges to the crisp smell of rosemary.
21. Try an exotic fruit you’ve never had
There are so many different options for exotic fruit from around the world, why not give your taste buds a healthy food that’s sweet deliciousness?
You can find exotic fruit in local grocery stores and farmer’s markets. From starfruit to dragon fruit, it’s time to venture out from the ordinary and dive into something new.
22. Dance in the Moonlight
The romantic setting of an evening accented with a moonlit sky has been a timeless source of inspiration for love songs, poems, movies, and books.
Dancing under the moon is a beautiful reminder that we should take the time to appreciate life’s little moments. It’s an experience that everyone should experience at least once in their lifetime.
23. Create art made from nature
You don’t have to be a professional or even a talented artist to make beautiful works of art using natural elements as your canvas. All you need is a little imagination and a stroll outdoors to collect the objects you’ll use in your artwork.
Using the elements you find right outside your door to create a beautiful collage, sand art pictures, or pressed flowers can make a connection to nature.
24. Photograph a beautiful moment
Exquisite moments are woven throughout our daily routine, but how many do we notice? Photographing a unique piece of time will help you focus on the beauty of life and offer the ability to share it with others.
Whether that photo is a piece of dessert, your flower garden, a picture of your family gathered around your table, or even a little bumble bee going about its business, looking for things that take our breath away will enrich your life.
25. Make yourself breakfast in bed
Give yourself the gift of a leisurely morning in bed. Decide what you’ll have for breakfast the night before and prepare as much in advance as possible. If your cooking skills are lacking, you can have a bagel, lox, and your favorite cream cheese ready.
Make yourself a big pot of tea and all your favorite foods. Imagine being snuggled up with all your pillows and sheets, and savoring the flavors you made. It’s a fantastic way to make sure you start your morning stress-free and filled with joy!
26. Gratitude Journal
One of the best ways to transform our lives is to start a gratitude journal. It’s a daily routine that can make a massive difference in how we view the world.
Focusing on the good things in our daily lives will have a positive impact on the people that love us.
27. Walking in new scenery
A fun way to enjoy getting outside to enjoy the fresh air is to change the scenery. Instead of going for a walk in your neighborhood, your challenge is to find an area you love and take a walk there.
Exploring new things is fun, so why not add a visual feast to your daily workouts by changing the environment?
28. Put together a puzzle
Puzzles are the perfect way to unwind after a long day. It gives your mind a much-needed rest from the stresses of everyday life.
Treat yourself to a puzzle that has a cozy vibe like this one.
29. Attend a local event
Look for an event in your area you would be interested in attending and sign yourself up to go. The possibilities are endless, whether it is a food festival, theater performance, or inspirational speaker.
Getting out in the world and participating in something that interests you can be incredibly rewarding.
30. Write out your dreams
Plan out your 5-year dream life. What does it look like? Who is in your life? What type of experiences do you want to have? There are no limits to this dream. Let your imagination soar.
We’ve reached the end of the Challenge for a Cozy Life. I hope you enjoyed an entire month filled with personal growth.
I created a pin below for you to add to your favorite Pinterest board.
Don’t forget to join the Creating a Cozy Life Group. You’re not going to believe how amazing it is!
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Friday 17th of February 2023
Having nearly finished my own 365-day art challenge, I'm not up for taking on new ones right now! Great idea, though, Kelly!
Thursday 16th of February 2023
Thursday 16th of February 2023
Thank you so much! - Kelly