20 Personal Challenges You Should Do In 2018

Lauren Freeman

Journalist

Ah, the start of the new year, all fresh and bristling with possibilities! Don't you feel more resolved already? You can do a lot of things now that the calendar has flipped inside your head. Perhaps you'll learn the guitar or a new language!

One of the many ways of forcing and/or tricking yourself into doing things is challenges. Simply put, just challenge yourself with one itemised list of things and if you carry on with it, your life will have improved eventually. Here are 20 challenges that you could – and should - try out in 2018.

1

Water Challenge

Much like oxygen, water keeps you from drying (as long as you don't let it get to your lungs). Drinking a sufficient amount of water is key to losing weight, feeling energetic and being just cool. Stop drinking artificial drinks and start drinking water!

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2

No Junk Food Challenge

Junk food tastes super nice, that's why this thing is called a challenge and not "One Weird Super Trick To Lose Weight Without Any Effort At All." So try it out and see how eating healthy does the body good!

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The Plank Challenge

With water and no-junk food challenge sorting out your horrible eating habits, it's time to beat your body into shape with some exercise challenges, starting with the plank challenge. Start 20 seconds at Day 1, and add 20 seconds every day to inadvertently develop a solid core and stronger back muscles.

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4

The Squat Challenge

Don't think you get to skip leg days – do the 30 day squat challenge!

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5

Food Challenge Sugar

If you have been on the internet in the last two years, you know that sugar is going to kill you, possibly with a knife. This is an additional food challenge step that will help you lose weight and gain Instagram likes.

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6

Treadmill Challenge

Cardio works your heart, which is important for all of us. Get some tunes on your phone and get to running.

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7

No Sugar Challenge

Just stop trying to kill yourself with the sweet stuff and embrace healthy living as well as more sensitive taste buds.

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8

Jump Rope Challenge

Finally, you can lose your fat bu jumping over a rope in the comfort of your own home.

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9

30-Day Water Challenge

People keep taking these water challenges and witness awesome changes in their skin and body.

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10

Body Cleansing Challenge

Fresh fruits, less carbs, more lean chicken and fish – that's what you need to clean your body from the inside out, all in 7 days.

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The Alphabet Challenge

Do the alphabet or try to spell out a naughty word, just amuse yourself!

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12

30 Days of Self Improvement

Healthy body, healthy mind or something like that. Well, time for some exercise for your... soul!

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13

The Confidence Challenge

So you now have a pro-kick from all the squats that you've been doing. What about a metaphorical kick of confidence?

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14

I Am Strong Challenge

Keeping your inner strength up is as important as exercising your muscles.

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15

The Self-care Challenge

Treating yourself well is a guaranteed way to start treating others, well, too.

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16

31 Days of Productivity Challenge

We all want to be more productive and less lazy. Here's a challenge that will help you get off your butt and actually do stuff.

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17

12 Months Money Saving Challenge

Savings are this mythical butterfly that we can never catch in this economy – or can we? This challenge suggests that you can.

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18

Minimalism Challenge

You only realize how much crap you have when you have to sell it. Here's a challenge that's all about getting rid off the stuff you don't need.

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19

$20 Money Saving Challenge

Here's a minimalistic, scaling, money saving challenge. Challenge yourself right into solvency!

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20

The Mental Cleanse Challenge

And now, it's time to clean out the trash that's knocking about in your head!

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