Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life – 30 Day Challenge

This may be the most life-changing challenge yet. If you want to change your life, the Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life Challenge may be just what you need.

It is widely known the power we have to change our life when we change our thoughts. But how do we change our thoughts? Why do many of us stay stuck in old patterns and bad habits?

It has to do with what we do every day. It is about the habits we create. It is about intention.

My son and I were discussing intention one night, and he came up with the phrase “ridiculously intentional” in this discussion. That is the kind of crazy stuff I would say. I do not think I have ever been more proud.

Ridiculously intentional.

And this is where the magic happens. This is where we will change our lives, when we are ridiculously intentional.

Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life 30 Day Challenge | Read more... artofabeautifullife.comBut the day gets busy. Life takes over, and before you know it, we have not been mindful of what’s been going in…which will have direct result on what comes out.

This does not require a lot of time, but it does require us to be consistent. We must be intentional. Ridiculously intentional.

I have been talking a lot about positivity lately and the importance of what we feed our minds every day.  This isn’t just about “being positive” or saying positive things, although that is a result. It is about filling yourself with what you want to start pouring out of you. It will begin to happen naturally as a result of what has being going in.

And this is what the Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life 30 Day Challenge is all about. It is about what we feed our minds every day. It is about being intentional with what we feed our minds every day. There are so many inspirational and motivational resources available that it makes this so easy. I’ve included my own list at the bottom of this article. There are even free podcasts. Choose something every day and read or listen to 30 minutes. You can divide that up throughout the day or do it all at once. The main point is to have a steady diet of good thoughts pouring into your mind. Sometimes we do not get these good thoughts in our environment. We must take advantage of other sources. This 30 day challenge will encourage you to be intentional, ridiculously intentional, with making this happen.


It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives. It’s what we do consistently. -Anthony Robbins

Change begins with our thoughts, and our thoughts are created by what we are feeding our minds. Every single day. We must consistently feed our minds the words that we want to start living. And one day, as if by magic, you will look around and realize you are not where you were anymore.

But it begins with what we do every day.

Normally, I do 30 day challenges, but this one warrants an option for  365 day challenge, too. Just THINK what can happen with 365 days of feeding our minds good things. It could be LIFE changing.

Start with a 30 day challenge and just do it month by month or start with the 365 day challenge.  Whichever will work best for you and keep you soaking up amazing things, do that.

Make a list of some books, podcasts, and webinars that are inspirational and motivational. It helps to start out with a list so that you have some things from which to choose, or to have extras to substitute if you find you are not liking the current choice.

Here’s to an amazing life!

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Here’s some of my favorites to get you started!

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  1. Ana Lynn July 25, 2014 at 8:27 am

    You are so right that the way to changing our life starts with changing our thought patterns. I loved the expression your son came up with and I think it’s a real shame more people aren’t ridiculously intentional.

    • Art of a Beautiful Life July 25, 2014 at 7:39 pm

      We often try to change our thoughts, but it really begins with changing what we put into our minds. I know…wasn’t that a wonderful way of expressing real intention? I was so proud of him for thinking of it that way.

  2. Michelle July 25, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    This is a biggie for me. I need to be more `positive`
    I have several books that I need to re-read.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog today.
    I really appreciate that you did and you left some comment luv.

    • Art of a Beautiful Life July 25, 2014 at 11:16 pm

      It is easy to slip away from it when we do have a steady diet of it every day. There can be so much negativity in the world. We must be intentional about a daily dose of the good stuff.

      You’re welcome, Michelle! It’s nice to meet you, and I look forward to connecting more. Thanks for stopping visiting.

  3. Kristen July 26, 2014 at 7:28 am

    I love this – your thoughts CAN change your life! Happy to meet you from SITS!

    • Art of a Beautiful Life July 28, 2014 at 12:26 am

      Thank you, Kristen! It’s nice to meet you!

  4. Elizabeth July 26, 2014 at 9:39 am

    This is so true! I believe that what we feed ourselves in our thoughts is what displays in our behavior. I need to be more ridiculously intentional in my thoughts as I have gotten caught in a negative rut lately. I need to practice this 365 days a year. Thanks for the great resources and for the challenge. I will be working on this!

    • Art of a Beautiful Life July 27, 2014 at 5:35 pm

      Exactly, Elizabeth! What goes in is what comes out. I started this challenge a few days ago and think I’m going to shoot for the 365 day challenge. Imagine a year of this.

  5. Siobhan-BeFree Project July 26, 2014 at 10:25 am

    I am a strong believer in “change your thoughts and change your life.” This challenge is a great way to put changing your thoughts in action. Great post!

    • Art of a Beautiful Life July 27, 2014 at 5:30 pm

      Thanks for stopping by to comment. 30 day challenges are great for helping us to live more intentionally. I’m doing this one myself!

  6. Linda Davidson July 26, 2014 at 10:49 am

    Love this idea to surround yourself with positive books, films, and people. I would also suggest to feed your soul with the things you love to do. Sipping a cup of coffee, looking at a sunset, dipping your toes in the ocean. Start a gratitude practice where you name 3 simple joys of the day.

    • Art of a Beautiful Life July 27, 2014 at 5:26 pm

      Oh, those things really do make a difference, too, Linda. We must take time for the things that feed our soul. The gratitude practice is truly life-changing. I loved the book in the resources I listed… The Joy of Appreciative Living: Your 28-Day Plan to Greater Happiness. Sooooo good. Thanks so much for stopping by to comment, Linda.

  7. Lana July 26, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    I’m in! This is just what I need right now. I’ve been having a lot of anxiety, which sends me to a very negative place. I am a huge believer in the power of positive thinking, so this will get me back on track!

    • Art of a Beautiful Life July 27, 2014 at 5:20 pm

      I’m doing this one, too, Lana! I might even shoot for the 365 Day Challenge. Same thing here over the last few years. I’m doing so much better, but this is why. I’m going to become even more intentional with this challenge now. I can really tell if I start to fall away from it and miss a few days. It’s going to be great having someone doing this with me! Yay!

  8. Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom July 30, 2014 at 9:04 am

    It’s important to practice being positive thoughts. Being positive leads to peace, contentment, and joy… something I think we could all use a little more of.

    Thanks for this Topaz.

    Wishing you a lovely day.

    • Art of a Beautiful Life August 1, 2014 at 5:35 pm

      It really does, Jennifer. I am finding that with doing the 30 day challenge, it is unreal as much as I do read positive books, how often I forget to do this every day. The challenge has really made me much more conscious of making this a daily habit. It is always so lovely to see you, Jennifer. xo

  9. Noemi August 9, 2014 at 9:42 pm

    I agree with everything, the music we listen, the books we read, the movies we watch, the things we hear remain in our mind. I know this because im trying to change my thoughts, i used to think negatively about life and especially to myself and i think is because i’ve been influenced by those things. Im trying to be more selective with everything but is a little difficult.

    • Art of a Beautiful Life August 11, 2014 at 6:45 am

      Hi Noemi! I think so many of us have had to overcome negativity. Our brain is such fertile soil. We must be very careful what we feed it. Kudos to you for changing things. Sometimes that takes a lot of courage. It’s not always easy, but it is SO worth it. Thank you so much for visiting. It’s nice to meet you, Noemi.

  10. Sandy Z September 3, 2014 at 11:17 am

    This is interesting! It is so easy to let myself get pulled into negative thinking with all the problems of life. This looks like a good way to stop and be intentionally positive. Thanks!

    • Art of a Beautiful Life September 15, 2014 at 7:59 pm

      Yes! This is so important, Sandy! It is practically impossible to lead a positive life without it. I am doing this challenge myself and this is day 53. I am doing the 365 day challenge. I really want to try to do this every day of my life. You’re welcome, and it’s nice to meet you, Sandy!

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