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Weekly challenge #91

AifeAife LondonPosts: 2,207 Moderator
edited April 2019 in Travel & Free Time
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Hey everyone,

This week we're doing a mindfulness challenge. Mindfulness is being aware of ourselves and the world around us. Our mental well-being can improve if we spend time paying attention to the present moment, the world around us and our own thoughts and feelings. It's easy to rush through life without stopping, so for this challenge let's take some time to stop and be present. 

I've come up with some mindfulness activities you can do each day this week. Comment below which one you did and if there's any other mindfulness activities you do this week, let us know so we can try them too.

Day 1 (Monday) - acknowledge everything that surrounds you and comment below three things you can see.
Day 2 (Tuesday) - write down five things you're grateful for.
Day 3 (Wednesday) - do something active today such as going on a five minute walk. Whatever you decide to do, spend some time focusing on your surroundings.
Day 4 (Thursday) - try a mindfulness meditation video on YouTube or download an mindfulness app.
Day 5 (Friday) - sit in silence for five minutes and comment below everything you can hear. 
Day 6 (Saturday) - find a quiet spot where you can sit comfortably. Either with your eyes open or closed, spend at least five minutes focusing on your breathing. 
Day 7 (Sunday) - write down something you're proud of this week. Celebrate your success all day!

I hope you enjoy taking part in this challenge.

If you have any ideas of things we can do for the next weekly challenge, head over to this thread to share them. Remember to vote on next week's challenge ideas :) 

Aife & the team

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Maybe somethings don't get better, but we do. We get stronger. We learn to live with our situations as messy and ugly as they are. We fix what we can and we adapt to what we can't. Maybe some of us will never fully be okay, but at least we're here. We're still trying. We're doing the best we can. That's worth celebrating too ❤

Comments

  • DancerDancer Posts: 4,844 The Mix Elder
    Day 1- Flowers, a Gurdwara and cows (because I'm watching cow videos.)
    It's Christmas time. There's no need to be afraid. At Christmas time we let in light and we banish shade. And in our world of plenty we can spread a smile of joy. Throw your arms around the world at Christmas time.
  • BubblesGoesBooBubblesGoesBoo Sunny ScotlandPosts: 3,550 Community Veteran
    My colleagues, the sea out the window, and an exercise bike 😂😂 (seriously though who takes an exercise bike to a hotel with them 🙄) 
    ' So I put a bullet where I shouda put a helmet, and I crash my car cause I wanna get carried away, that's why I'm standing on the overpass screaming at myself 'hey, I wanna get better''  
  • Millie2787Millie2787 🐶 💜 Posts: 3,733 Community Veteran
    The artwork for the carnival , the trees and the river at the back of work 
    Sometimes all you need is one person to believe in you , for you to begin to believe in yourself.
  • DancerDancer Posts: 4,844 The Mix Elder
    Or my The Mix polystyrene egg I made, sharpies and pillow
    It's Christmas time. There's no need to be afraid. At Christmas time we let in light and we banish shade. And in our world of plenty we can spread a smile of joy. Throw your arms around the world at Christmas time.
  • DancerDancer Posts: 4,844 The Mix Elder
    Tuesday-

    1. Everything and everyone at The Mix.
    2. My friends mum.
    3. My "sister" (best friend who is like a sister but sadly isn't.)
    4. Asda selling TV's so my friends boyfriend would stop swearing.
    5. My mum
    It's Christmas time. There's no need to be afraid. At Christmas time we let in light and we banish shade. And in our world of plenty we can spread a smile of joy. Throw your arms around the world at Christmas time.
  • ShaunieShaunie Posts: 11,696 An Original Mixlorian
    Aife said
    Day 3 (Wednesday) - do something active today such as going on a five minute walk. Whatever you decide to do, spend some time focusing on your surroundings.
    I actually do this quite a bit. Esp on my walks with Teddy & did this today. Just being mindful of details of things that you may not notic otherwise is relaxing.  I also do it on my bus rides but everything moves so fast lol
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    Aife
  • BubblesGoesBooBubblesGoesBoo Sunny ScotlandPosts: 3,550 Community Veteran
    Something i'm proud of this week... I'm proud I was honest with my manager about my mental health and that I was struggling. Normally I bottle it up to the point I end up in hospital but this time I was honest about it. Just hoping they don't think im weak or something for having to go home.... 
    ' So I put a bullet where I shouda put a helmet, and I crash my car cause I wanna get carried away, that's why I'm standing on the overpass screaming at myself 'hey, I wanna get better''  
    Aife
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