Need to challenge yourself? Here are the best projects to do at home over the next 30 days

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For those of you that have a knack for DIY projects and are good with your hands, the challenge of building something awesome, or improving your skills will always be too tempting to turn down.

NameCategoryProduct
Seat Of Your Soul Meditation CushionBest OverallSeat Of Your Soul Meditation Cushion
The Whole30: The 30-Day Guide to Total Health and Food FreedomBudget PickThe Whole30: The 30-Day Guide to Total Health and Food Freedom
VegTrug 1.8 Meter Raised BedUpgrade PickVegTrug 1.8 Meter Raised Bed

1. Seat Of Your Soul Meditation Cushion

Our rating: 9 / 10

Seat Of Your Soul Meditation Cushion

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Pros:

  • Affordable and quality
  • You can regulate the firmness if you want a firm, gentle cushion
  • Can be dyed any color

Cons:

  • Can take a while to inflate properly
  • It rusts easily

Adult, Meditation and Yoga.

If you’re looking for an inexpensive meditation cushion that allows you to adjust the firmness, then the Seo of your Soul Meditation Cushion is the one for you. It comes in ten different colors.

2. Moleskine Classic Expanded Notebook

Our rating: 9 / 10

Moleskine Classic Expanded Notebook

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Pros:

  • Large page width
  • Ruled paper
  • Wider cover
  • Elegant look

The Large Moleskine notebook is my top pick for paper of this size. Moleskine has expanded to capture more than just cool, retro-chic. People use the brand for plenty of different reasons.

The Moleskine is great for back to school notes, sketching, and I’ve even seen some designers using the matte cover for quick product mockups. The Moleskine gridded design is nice for sketching but I also like that Moleskine has a lot of other options to help you find a notebook that really works for you.

The pages on the Moleskine are slightly larger than the Pad and they have a little more breathing room for lettering. Overall, I think that the Moleskine is a great notebook for general chatting and note taking, sketching, and doodling, or as a secondary sketchbook that you keep with you when you’re out and about.

3. AmazonBasics Room Darkening Blackout Window Curtains

Our rating: 8 / 10

AmazonBasics Room Darkening Blackout Window Curtains

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Pros:

  • Great price
  • 100% polyester for comfort and durability
  • Easy to install
  • Blocks up to 97% of light and 52% of heat
  • No light bleed-through
  • Good for use in multiple rooms (not just for the bedroom)
  • Good quality material
  • Comes in long sizes
  • Suitable for a variety of windows
  • Comes with a storage bag

4. Big Red Rooster 6 Sound White Noise Machine

Our rating: 8 / 10

Big Red Rooster 6 Sound White Noise Machine

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Pros:

  • Sounds like a home version of nature sounds found in nature
  • Plug in type is easy to take with you in your travels
  • The battery operated has a flexible arm you can wrap around your head
  • Has AAA batteries and uses a long lasting lithium battery
  • Portable enough to take in the car with you
  • Has a sleep timer to shut itself off
  • Has a new upgraded sound chip

Cons:

  • Only adjustable 15 minutes on the timer
  • Don’t over time the batteries just in case
  • Sounds are not natural sounds heard in nature
  • No AC Adapter option
  • No other options for colors

5. 120 Cells Seed Trays Seedling Starter Tray Humidity Adjustable Plant Starting Kit

Our rating: 8 / 10

120 Cells Seed Trays Seedling Starter Tray Humidity Adjustable Plant Starting Kit

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So far, you’ve read about some of the best indoor plants, and some of the best houseplants that can help make your home a healthier and a more attractive place to be.

This list of essential houseplants isn’t complete without a mention of the exotic tropical plants that will add both natural beauty and health to your home. While many tropical plants require a considerable amount of space and care, so they may be a bit more serious as a houseplant, others don’t.

Caring for the exotic tropical plants can be a tall order.

6. VegTrug 1.8 Meter Raised Bed

Our rating: 8 / 10

VegTrug 1.8 Meter Raised Bed

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Pros:

  • Quick and easy to assemble
  • Virtually indestructible
  • No tools required for assembly
  • Doesn’t crack after being filled multiple times
  • Strong enough to support climbing plants
  • Can be planted year-round

Cons:

  • Not very versatile
  • One user did say that it’s stackable, but this didn’t work very well

Our top pick for best raised bed for gardening is the VegTrug 1.8 M On-Demand Garden Box Raised Bed. This is a great product made in Solvang, California.

A few of the most important features of this raised bed garden are that you can easily roll it to another location if you need to, and it is pretty simple to build. It also has a stand on one end so that you can place it on a flat surface and still use it.

This is an all-season raised bed, which will allow you to plant in it during the growing weather and keep your veggies stored there over the winter. It is very well constructed, with great hardware and nothing’s flimsy about it.

7. Salt, Fat

Our rating: 8 / 10

Salt, Fat

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Pros:

  • Best New Chef has some pretty significant cred
  • Easy to use and understand
  • Covers all of the essential concepts
  • Has a variety of usable recipes
  • Dishes are things you can actually get in your mouth
  • A little entertainment thrown in
  • Proves all the haters wrong

Cons:

  • It’s a little hard to understand recipes
  • The author uses a lot of big words
  • Once you’re done with the book, there’s no more to it

Once upon a time, in a world where everyone was fat but no one was happy with themselves (exactly like now) there was a saint with an idea. The idea was that salt, fat, acid, and heat are the key elements of good cooking. Knowing the good and bad of each (and the bad and good of each and every one that comes in between) was like a superpower. It allowed you to be in control of your food, which, in turn, was a behavior that was highly correlated with your overall happiness. The more you cook, the happier you were, and the less you worried about the flab and bulge hanging over your belt.

8. The Whole30: The 30-Day Guide to Total Health and Food Freedom

Our rating: 6 / 10

The Whole30: The 30-Day Guide to Total Health and Food Freedom

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Pros:

  • Delicious recipes
  • Lots of knowledge
  • A guide for each meal, snack and dessert

Cons:

  • No pictures
  • Meal plan includes lots of cooking

The Whole30 is a great book for beginners. It is a 30-day guide to achieve optimal health by eating food in the right proportions.

The delicious recipes helped me to discover how good our body can feel by eating healthy food. Each meal plan includes five simple and tasty recipes. This book is easy to read, understand, and follow.

I also like its advice about running, yoga, weightlifting or eating out. It helped me achieve my goal of weight loss. Now I am in a happy relationship with my body, and love it when I look at myself in the mirror.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How can I change myself in 30 days?

Some of you may be thinking, “What! 30 days? No way! That’s too much.”

And others of you are probably thinking, “This sounds like a breeze.”

And still, others may be thinking, “Umm. .. I’m not sure my life is in that much trouble. I have a lot to feel good about.”

Regardless of where you stand right now, I suggest you give a long hard look at the way you approach life, at the progress you’re making, and at the goals and changes you’d like to see in your life over the next 30 days.

How can I improve my self in one month?

If you want to improve your self in one month you must gather information about how you can improve your self.

You should to start writing a list in your notebook to challenge yourself:

  • +1
  • +2
  • +3
  • +4

What will you do to challenge yourself today?

Set a goal, small or large, and then go and make it happen.

What are some daily challenges?

Little things you can do to get yourself out of routine are great. Any random act of kindness you can do towards a stranger is a good one. We all know coworkers who haven’t had a cup of coffee yet. Why not go make one for them? Or wave to people you see on the bus. Or say hi to 2 strangers a day. Or let go of any negative thoughts you have about a co-worker that drove you crazy today.

Conclusion

Looking for suggestions of things to do at home? We’ve got you covered with 30 things to do at home you can do over the next 30 days – if you can commit to doing all of them! You can also use these ideas to make the most of your time with your kids over the summer holidays or to connect with friends and family on long winter evenings.

Our Recommendation

NameCategoryProduct
Seat Of Your Soul Meditation CushionBest OverallSeat Of Your Soul Meditation Cushion
The Whole30: The 30-Day Guide to Total Health and Food FreedomBudget PickThe Whole30: The 30-Day Guide to Total Health and Food Freedom
VegTrug 1.8 Meter Raised BedUpgrade PickVegTrug 1.8 Meter Raised Bed