March Mindfulness Challenge

We are already going into the third month of the year and for most of us, the past two months probably passed us by in the blink of an eye. The beginning of a new year can be hectic so we decided it’s time to slow down and get more in touch with ourselves again.

So for March, we want you to join us for a mindfulness challenge. You’re in? Awesome.

Mindfulness is a term that describes being in touch with oneself and one’s surroundings. How often do we just put on our headphones when we are outside to listen to a podcast because otherwise we don’t have time? How often do we see ignore how we are feeling and just power through the day anyway?

And you know what? It doesn’t have to be hard or take up a lot of time. You don’t have to meditate for an hour each day to be in touch with yourself because let’s be honest: for most of us it takes a lot of effort to incorporate that much time for ourselves into every single day.

So we will post a challenge each day on social media that we ask you to do. You can share your progress with us (tag us on social media, dm us or send us an email to socialmedia@imalive.org) but mindfulness can be a very personal thing so if you don’t want to, we get that too. In addition to the daily posts you will get a weekly blog post to prepare you for the challenges ahead of time and so that you manage the time in your week accordingly. But trust me, you won’t need much.

So let’s get going and look at the challenges that the first week in March will bring us:

Sunday, March 1:
Before you go to sleep tonight, write down three people and three things that you appreciated today.

Monday, March 2:
Take time out and walk for 10 minutes today. Don’t look at your phone, but instead, be aware of your surroundings.

Tuesday, March 3:
At the end of your day, count how many times did your mind get distracted from what you were meant to be focused on today.

Wednesday, March 4:
Buzz buzz! Every time your phone sends you a notification, take a pause and a deep breath in and out before looking at it.

Thursday, March 5:
Shake things up! Brush your teeth with your non-dominant hand tonight.

Friday, March 6:
Before you go to sleep tonight, write down three reflections on what agitated you today.

Saturday, March 7:
Take some time today to notice the sensations in your body when you change your posture from a standing to a sitting position and vice versa.

 

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