• Restore Sanity Challenge

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    This is a giveaway challenge and the winner wins a $100 Amazon Gift Card . If you join anytime between now and the end of Friday, you will automatically enter the giveaway. We will pick a winner on Saturday, Jul 21 by email even if you finish before then. To increase your chances of winning, we suggest checking in everyday, as the # of check-ins = # of entries.

    What to do: Take 30 mins everyday to do a leisure activity to restore sanity.

    This week we're going to have a slightly different challenge for you - one that is a little less focused on eating healthy and more focused on living your best life. Far too many of us get caught up in our busy lives, rushing off from event to event, never having any real downtime where we can just sit back, be present, and enjoy a leisure activity.

    So, this week's challenge is to schedule at least 30 minutes each day to do something that you truly want to do. Whether it's a hobby, relaxing, or just doing nothing - as long as it doesn't feel like an obligation.

    The first thing that needs to be discussed is the consequence of over-scheduling. If you're loading up your schedule with errand after errand, eventually you're going to be at a very high risk of burnout.

    While you may think that you're just 'living life to the fullest', really, you're draining your tank. If you want to be at your best, you must have time to recharge your batteries and regain mental sanity. Rest is a vital component of healthy living, yet far too many of us completely neglect to get the rest that we need.

    This includes not only rest in terms of getting enough sleep at night, but rest from the busy pace of the life we lead.

    Keep in mind that even 'healthy' events can have this effect. If you rush off to the gym every spare moment you get, while you may be boosting your fitness level, you may not necessarily be improving your overall well-being.

    So this week's challenge is to help you restore your sanity. The goal is to schedule at least 30 minutes each day to do something that you truly want to do.

    There are a number of different options here. You could:

    - read a book

    - go for a massage

    - meet a friend for coffee

    - watch an old comedy movie

    - take a hot bath

    - perform a yoga session to help relax your mind

    - take a nap

    - window shop

    - paint/draw

    Basically, do anything that you feel provides some joy in your life - something that you don't have to do, but want to do. By filling your day with something that you truly want to be doing, you can increase your own life personal satisfaction tremendously.

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  • DannyMegan 548 days ago
    i take a warm shower drink tea .and watch tv .
  • PlayfulPoet81 551 days ago
    I took a nice relaxing bubble bath today and even had some relaxing music playing.
  • PlayfulPoet81 552 days ago
    I took time to watch a movie with my fiance'. I made myself relax and not multitask like I normally do.
  • PlayfulPoet81 554 days ago
    I actually just got up from a nap. It was definitely needed.
  • Callia 721 days ago
    Watched an old comedy!
  • Ryu.Eien 1144 days ago
    My life can be frustratingly stressful at times, I think this'll help me remember to take a moment for myself every day.
  • mansker 1370 days ago
    Because I am a caregiver, sanity is important. I am making sure to make time for ME during this day so that I can make time for my family as well.
  • lkeller1861 1375 days ago
    I took some time to just go and sit on my porch and look out at the courtyard, not thinking about anything, just looking out and enjoying the peace of the moment.
  • Ginnie 1410 days ago
    I always had trouble keeping my mind quiet and some days I would wake up singing a song in my head and it wouldn't go away until I went to sleep that evening. I found if I'm sure to get at least 7 hours of sleep at night this was the cure. Also, on those days my mind just will not be quiet I found if I read affirmations and incorporate them as a restore sanity challenge, my mind silences and I will go on to do something I truly enjoy to relax.
  • GamifyLife 1437 days ago
    Today I painted hollowed out eggs with watercolors. It was relaxing and enjoyable.
  • Candilocks 1565 days ago
    Today I watched Ever After and didn't do chores at the same time.
  • Falling 1694 days ago
    Took pictures for 30 min
  • Smee44 1744 days ago
    Today, I took a break from laundry and chores and babysitting my little sisters to go into my room and take a nice nap. I've been needing a nap, but couldn't fit in the time for it until I realized that I was just making myself worse. I felt much happier and at peace, and was able to enjoy the rest of my day.
  • Lana Burner 1753 days ago
    Got home early from work and read
  • GeriAntics 1755 days ago
    I had a pleasant lunch with friends.
  • Lana Burner 1756 days ago
    Viola lesson, read before bed
  • amy83031 1758 days ago
    Take time to read today.
  • Firefly_13 1863 days ago
    I had a lovely bath today with a glass of wine and easy jazz. Very relaxing :)
  • Firefly_13 1864 days ago
    I took some time for myself today and took a nap. It was much needed, and very refreshing!
  • Firefly_13 1865 days ago
    I did an hour of a Pilates reformer routine with one of my favorite instructors. Always feel so rejuvenated after a session :)

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