Welcome to the 12th Annual Positively Present Gratitude Challenge! There’s always something special about celebrating gratitude in the month of November, and this year’s challenge has an extra special twist. I’ve chosen a page from my new journal and coloring book, Out of Your Mind, to correspond with each prompt. If you have the journal, you can color in (or just reflect on) those pages each day of the month!
If you’re new to this Challenge, below are some details (as well as info on each prompt!).
THE CHALLENGE DETAILS
“Challenge” is just a word.
The goal of the Challenge is to focus on (and share if you want!) something (a photo, illustration, quote, etc.) every day, using the prompts to help you feel more appreciative. Feel free to get creative, make up your own prompts, etc. Gratitude is what it’s all about — no need to be a professional photographer or artist, or to even keep up every single day!
Join in at any time.
The point of the Challenge is to focus on staying thankful for thirty days. You can start the challenge on November 1 and do it for the whole month, or you can start the challenge any day that works for you and follow along at your own pace. I see people discovering and partaking in the Challenge all year so don’t feel limited to the 30 days of November!
Use the hashtag #Gratitude30.
Sharing your pics on Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, etc.? If you tag them with #Gratitude30, others can see them. If you click on the hashtag, you’ll be able to see how others interpret and share the prompts every day. Plus, because this has been used for over a decade, there’s tons of inspiration to explore!
THE 2022 PROMPTS…
DAY 1: COMFORT
Out of Your Mind page: Anxiety-Fighting Activities
Focus your gratitude today on the things that comfort you — especially the things that get you through difficult or anxious times.
DAY 2: NATURE
Out of Your Mind page: Garden of Growth
There are so many wonderful, beautiful aspects of nature, and today’s prompt urges you to find and focus on some of your favorites.
DAY 3: WISDOM
Out of Your Mind page: Words of Wisdom
Wisdom comes with age and experience. Today, focus on the wisdom you’ve acquired throughout your life (and the wisdom others have shared with you).
DAY 4: LOVE
Out of Your Mind page: Note to Self
Love makes the world go ’round. Focus on the things you love about life, as well as the people who make life worth loving. And show yourself some love, too!
DAY 5: CREATIVITY
Out of Your Mind page: Tinted Thoughts
A world without creativity would be a dull place indeed. Today, celebrate the creativity within yourself as well as the creative inspiration you see in others.
DAY 6: WEATHER
Out of Your Mind page: Thought Weather
Today’s a good day to reflect on the wonders of weather. Take time to be grateful for your favorite kind of weather — and to appreciate the beauty of the way weather can change.
DAY 7: ADVENTURE
Out of Your Mind page: Pick a Place
Whether or not your an adventurous type, today’s the day to focus on the joy of exploration. If possible, try to go somewhere new and see how it feels to experience a fresh perspective.
DAY 8: WORDS
Out of Your Mind page: Word Nerd
Obviously I’m a lover of words, and I bet you are too. Spend time thinking about how words shape your world and how lucky we are to have them as a way to communicate.
DAY 9: CONNECTION
Out of Your Mind page: Be Your Own Best Friend
Connect to those you love — or to yourself! — with today’s prompt in mind. Connection, whether it’s interactions with strangers or the comfort of an old friend, is something we’re lucky to have.
DAY 10: WONDER
Out of Your Mind page: Magical Musings
What do you wonder about? Today’s the day to embrace the concept of wonder and how it’s beauty can enhance our day-to-day lives.
DAY 11: FEELINGS
Out of Your Mind page: Ideal Emotions
Feelings come and go, and even the painful ones have their benefits. Consider all of the feelings you’ve experienced and appreciate how lovely it is to feel a range of emotion.
DAY 12: WORK
Out of Your Mind page: To-Done List
Work isn’t always fun, but it often gives us purpose. Use today to reflect on gratitude for the work you do, or to consider how you want to work differently in the future.
DAY 13: KINDNESS
Out of Your Mind page: Play Kind Games
It’s World Kindness Day! Celebrate by appreciating all of the kindness in your life — both big and small — and, if you can, try to commit a random act of kindness today.
DAY 14: FOOD
Out of Your Mind page: Positive Popsicles
How lucky we are to have food to keep us moving forward. Use today’s prompt to appreciate the variety of food in the world — especially the food you enjoy the most.
DAY 15: MUSIC
Out of Your Mind page: Soothing Sounds
Music is, to me, one of the greatest joys of being alive. Today, consider what kind of music you most enjoy and give some thought to how lucky you are to experience music in your life.
DAY 16: HEALTH
Out of Your Mind page: Let’s Get Physical
Health is the most important kind of wealth. Appreciate all of the ways your body is healthy and allow yourself to feel how you feel about the parts that aren’t working so well.
DAY 17: SEASONS
Out of Your Mind page: Select Your Season
Changing seasons is such a wonderful aspect of life. Even if you don’t have a lot of seasonal change, use today to reflect on your favorite time of year and why you enjoy it so much.
DAY 18: JOY
Out of Your Mind page: Be Vicariously Joyful
If you’re feeling joyful today, celebrate it and do your best to stay in the moment with it. If today’s not a joyful day, consider appreciating, vicariously, all the joy happening now.
DAY 19: FAMILY
Out of Your Mind page: Mixed Feelings
Today, celebrate the family in your life — biological, chosen, or otherwise. The people you surround yourself with are your family and today’s the day to be thankful for them.
DAY 20: INSPIRATION
Out of Your Mind page: Inspiring iSpy
Seek out inspiration today and, wherever you find it, appreciate the ways that you feel when something sparks excitement within you. Remember all the inspiration you’ve felt before.
DAY 21: BEAUTY
Out of Your Mind page: Daily Delights
What’s the most beautiful thing in the world to you? Today’s the day to appreciate that beauty and recall how lucky you are to experience it. Look for beauty everywhere you can.
DAY 22: MEMORIES
Out of Your Mind page: Memory Lane
Today consider some of your favorite memories and appreciate how fortunate you were to have those experiences. If you want, try to make a new, happy memory today.
DAY 23: BOOKS
Out of Your Mind page: Book Shelfie
There’s a special joy that can be found in a book. Use today’s prompt to appreciate (maybe even re-read) your favorite book. (Bonus points: share a favorite book with someone you love!)
DAY 24: HOME
Out of Your Mind page: Home Sweet Home
Home is my favorite place to be. Today, reflect on what you love about your home — and the homes you’ve had in the past — and be grateful for a roof over your head.
DAY 25: CHANGE
Out of Your Mind page: Change the Channel
Change can be tough, but it’s part of life. Consider the last time you faced a big change in your life and how it led you to where you are now. Everything is progress — even tough change!
DAY 26: ROUTINE
Out of Your Mind page: Mirror Minded
Your favorite routine might be a small thing, but it can positively impact your mood. Be grateful for any routines that you enjoy today and be extra mindful of them today.
DAY 27: ART
Out of Your Mind page: Emotional Easel
Celebrate today’s prompt — art — by looking at some of your favorite artwork or creating some art of your own. Even if you don’t feel artistic, you have the power to make art — just try!
DAY 28: ENERGY
Out of Your Mind page: Energy Assessment
Energy comes and goes, and today’s a good day to appreciate the ebbs and flows of your own energy. If it’s a high energy day, do something fun. If not, allow yourself to appreciate relaxation.
DAY 29: IDEAS
Out of Your Mind page: Plant It to Plan It
Embrace ideas — both yours and others’ — today by contemplating what you’d consider to be some of the best ideas. Appreciate the conveniences that were once just ideas!
DAY 30: SELF-LOVE
Out of Your Mind page: Self-Love Letter
On the final day of the gratitude challenge, turn your gratitude to yourself. Appreciate how far you’ve come and how much you’re still going to do in this life. Give yourself extra love today!
These 30 prompts are merely suggestions, so feel free to make up your own prompts or mix these up. As you focus on gratitude this month, don’t forget to use the hashtag #Gratitude30 so I can see your posts. I can’t wait spend the month of November focusing on all the things we’re thankful for — and seeing what you create in your Out of Your Mind journal!