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Weekly Challenge #2: Mindfulness

Posted by Shirley Brown : Monday, Feb 20, 2012

Your Bonus Challenge for Week 2 is to practice MINDFULNESS for 10 minutes every day. What does that mean? It means that for 10 minutes, you will break from what you are doing and bring your attention to one thing and one thing only. You may start your day with it, do it mid-day, or finish your day with it. You may choose from the following list, but pick one and stick with it all week:

Journaling - Spend 10 continuous minutes writing. Some suggestions you might try to get yourself started -- Free writing on what's going on right nos, what's working or what's not; writing about 1 positive experience you've had during your day; writing down 3 things you are grateful for, however simple, and say something about how each one impacts your life.
Mindful walking -- Take 10 minutes to quietly walk, bringing your attention to your breathing your steps and your surroundings. You do not have to be alone, but it must be quiet. No conversation.
Sitting in meditation or prayer.

In all of these things, the practice is in having the thing be the ONLY thing that you are doing. Other thoughts will creep in, other desires will pop up. Just quietly and gently bring yourself back to what you are doing.

This can be one of the most important parts of your practice of health and fitness.

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