Weekly challenge #91

AifeAife Posts: 1,725 Moderator
edited April 15 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

  • Kasa2103Kasa2103 Kasa Shark Doo Doo Doo Doo United KingdomPosts: 939 Incredible Poster
    Day 1- Flowers, a Gurdwara and cows (because I'm watching cow videos.)
    I'm still standing better than I ever did. Looking like a true survivor. Feeling like a little kid. And I'm still standing after all this time. Picking up the pieces of my life without you on my mind.  I'm still standing. Yeah yeah yeah. The threats you made were supposed to cut me down.
  • BubblesGoesBooBubblesGoesBoo Sunny ScotlandPosts: 2,159 Mega Poster
    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: 1,632 Postholic
    The artwork for the carnival , the trees and the river at the back of work 
    You have a purpose.
  • Kasa2103Kasa2103 Kasa Shark Doo Doo Doo Doo United KingdomPosts: 939 Incredible Poster
    Or my The Mix polystyrene egg I made, sharpies and pillow
    I'm still standing better than I ever did. Looking like a true survivor. Feeling like a little kid. And I'm still standing after all this time. Picking up the pieces of my life without you on my mind.  I'm still standing. Yeah yeah yeah. The threats you made were supposed to cut me down.
  • Kasa2103Kasa2103 Kasa Shark Doo Doo Doo Doo United KingdomPosts: 939 Incredible Poster
    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
    I'm still standing better than I ever did. Looking like a true survivor. Feeling like a little kid. And I'm still standing after all this time. Picking up the pieces of my life without you on my mind.  I'm still standing. Yeah yeah yeah. The threats you made were supposed to cut me down.
  • ShaunieShaunie England 🏠Posts: 4,324 Uber Poster
    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
     
    Aife
  • BubblesGoesBooBubblesGoesBoo Sunny ScotlandPosts: 2,159 Mega Poster
    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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