30 Days of April 2020 – Activities, Prompts, and Inspiration

Last Updated on June 8, 2024 by Candi Randolph

We’re in uncharted waters, my friends, and around the world, we’re harboring in our homes. It’s a good/bad thing, you know.

All that togetherness can bring out the best, and the worst, in relationships. Hopefully, time will tell us that more positive came from this unplanned time together.

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If you live alone, it can be a challenge to stay motivated and positive, particularly if you are a social person.

I wanted to do something helpful and inspirational for women who find themselves at home, staying home, looking for ways to remain upbeat and focused, even though the storm is raging outside.

So I created, 30 Days of April, a day-by-day collection of activities, prompts, inspiring quotes and motivational thoughts.

You can see them all here, then download the printable that you’ll find at the bottom of the post.

Update 2024: Well, four years have passed since I created this post, and our world has changed so much. We’re living a ‘normal’ existence again for the most part, but life will not be quite the same again.

These inspirations and words of encouragement don’t have to be reserved for a single time period in life. They can uplift and motivate you at any time, for 30 days.

So if you’re feeling like your soul and spirit need some self care, put these 30 activities into practice.

30 Days of April (or anytime you need some self care and encouragement!)

April 1: Walk for 30 minutes today, inside or out

You are a diamond. You can’t be broken. ~unknown

April 2: Learn how to say “hello”, “goodbye”, and “I love you” in a new language. resource: https://www.duolingo.com/

No success is too small to celebrate, and I revel in the tiny wins today. ~Thinkup.me

April 3: Call someone in your family and check in on them

When my arms can’t reach my grandchildren, I hug them with my prayers.~Unknown

April 4: Write down 3 things you are grateful for today. Tell one person what they are.

Love yourself. It is important to stay positive because beauty comes from the inside out.~Jenn Proske

April 5: Write down everything you eat and drink today and compare it to your goal (carbs, calories, keto, healthy eating plan, etc).

Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me. ~Carol Burnett

April 6: Clean 1 drawer, cabinet or closet

God changes caterpillars into butterflies, sand into pearls and coal into diamonds using time and pressure. He’s working on you too. ~Rick Warren

April 7: Find a photo (printed or online) of yours that is a favorite and/or holds special meaning. Use it as your desktop background, phone background, etc. If it’s a printed photo, place it somewhere close to you.

Overthinking leads to negative thoughts ~unknown

April 8: Make your favorite meal today…comfort food allowed!

Stay strong. Things will get better. It might be stormy now, but it can’t rain forever ~MyDearValentine.com

April 9: If you’re physically able, try a new type of exercise today. Yoga, Pilates, dance, etc. resources: Body Dynamix | Body Groove | Linda Melone

How people treat other people is a direct reflection of how they feel about themselves. ~uknown

April 10: Spend 10 minutes today in quiet meditation and/or prayer

Stay strong! Your test will become your test-imony; your mess will become your mess-age. ~GodFruits.com

April 11: Call someone you haven’t spoken with in over a month

One day you will thank yourself for never giving up ~Janet Gwen Designs

April 12: Fill in the blank: If I could be anywhere in the world today (a healthy world!) it would be _____________________

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. ~Phil 4:13

April 13: Weather and safety permitting, get 15 minutes of fresh air today, even if it’s on your porch

Life is tough, my dear, but so are you ~Janet Gwen Designs

April 14: Select one room or space and ‘shop your home’ to redecorate it

I survived because the fire inside me burned brighter than the fire around me. ~inspirationalquotesmagazine.com

April 15: Give yourself a pedicure

The comeback is always stronger than the setback. ~the chic life

April 16: If you can, make a monetary (or time/goods, if it’s safe for you to do so) donation of any size to a local organization that is providing help to your community

The best view comes after the hardest climb ~unknown

April 17: Weather permitting, get 10 minutes of Vitamin D sunshine today

I don’t know exactly what the future holds, but I’m stepping forward with grit anchored in grace. ~Julie Graham

April 18: Sign up for an online course that fits your budget and needs – many are discounted or free. resources: Where to take free courses; Inspire Your Life courses (free and discounted)

Courage, dear heart ~C.S. Lewis

April 19: Write down three places you would like to go when we reach our healthy ‘new normal’ (hint: it doesn’t have to be far from home!)

One small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day. ~lauratrevey.com

April 20: Give yourself a pedicure

Every storm is part of your journey. YES, you will make it through this one, too. You will come out stronger than you were before. ~Heather Stillufsen

April 21: Choose 1 new book to start reading

Today I will not stress over things I can’t control. ~Hopebox

April 22: Fill in the blank: One thing I have learned in the last week is ________________

Keep putting one foot in front of the other. That’s all youneed to do right now. ~blog.cancerbro.com

April 23: Organize your closet resource: How to Simplify Your Wardrobe

Your first thought in the morning should be “thank you” ~amazingmemovement.com

April 24: Give yourself a manicure

Be Joyful in hope, Patient in affliction, Faithful in prayer. ~Rom 12:12

April 25: Listen to a podcast resource: Best Podcasts for Women

Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory. ~Dr. Seuss

April 26: Is there coffee or tea in the frig or pantry just waiting for you to give it a try? Make a cup today

Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. ~Arthur Ashe

April 27: Relax and listen to music that you enjoy for 10 minutes

Trust the timing of your life. ~dreamdashjournal.com

April 28: Send an email of encouragement to a friend…maybe two 🙂

Be gentle with yourself. You’re doing the best you can. ~Hopebox

April 29: Try a new recipe resource: Simple 5 Ingredient Recipes

Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise. ~Les Miserables, pub. 1862

April 30: Tell someone that you love them

May every sunrise bring you hope. May every sunset bring you peace. ~layerbag.com

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12 thoughts on “30 Days of April 2020 – Activities, Prompts, and Inspiration”

  1. Hi Candi, yes certainly stressful and unknown waters for us all. I really appreciate people such as yourself who create resources for us to make take small positive steps each day for our mental, physical and spiritual health. I have downloaded the 30 days of April and will be doing them each day. Xx

    1. Hi Christine, thanks so much for your support and comments. I wanted to contribute something positive to the community, to encourage and inspire, so hopefully, it will be a benefit and a blessing to you and others.

  2. Great suggestions Candi – all easy to do and all great little diversions while we chill out at home and wait for the COVID virus to run its course. I’m not minding being at home, but it’s also nice to have little things to break up the day.
    Thanks for linking up with us at MLSTL and I’ve shared on my SM 😊

  3. Hi Candi, I’m loving all the positive and creative posts from the blogging community at the moment. Your 30 days of April is just what we need as many will be going ‘stir-crazy’ by then having been in isolation for quite some time. Thank you for sharing at #MLSTL and I’ll be sharing on my social media. Take care of yourself and stay well. xx

    1. Hi Sue, thanks so much for sharing, and I hope this simple set of actions and inspirations provides some encouragement and motivation for others. Take care and stay safe. xo

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