Disney 8-Week Challenge: Week 2 (February 26 - March 1)

Welcome to Week 2 of the 8-Week Challenge!  

You've gotten a good start - keep up the good work!  If you missed a day or three, that's okay, just observe your thoughts and emotions in response to your participation and recommit to your practice. Pick up on the current day for the program and keep going. Remember, you can always go back and try out the practices you missed whenever you like!

This week, we continue with the theme of Easing In.

Day 1  -  Day 2  -  Day 3  -  Day 4  -  Day 5  -  Day 6  -  Day 7

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Week 2 - Day 1  [Monday, February 26]

Complete a 2-minute Open Awareness practice or revisit any practice from previous days.

Week 2 - Day 2  [Tuesday, February 27]

Dedicated Practice: Body Scan

Integrated Practice: Try a 3 Centers practice today.  Choose a time during your day to take three breaths, each breath to ‘scan’ one area of the body.  1st breath, scan the head, representing thoughts. 2nd breath, the gut, representing “gut feelings.”  3rd breath, the heart, representing values or intentions.

Reflection Question:
What information do you receive when checking in with your body?

Week 2 - Day 3  [Wednesday, February 28]

Complete a 2-minute Body Scan practice or revisit any practice from previous days.

Week 2 - Day 4  [Thursday, March 1]

Dedicated Practice: Wishing Ourselves and Others Well

Integrated Practice: When you see the next person you will interact with today, take a moment to say in your mind, “I wish for you to be happy” as you greet them.  Repeat this as many times as you remember to do so today.

Reflection Question:
How did the practice of wishing others well impact your interactions?  
Did it shift your mood in any way?  Did it impact the quality of your attention?

Week 2 - Day 5  [Friday, March 2]

Complete a 2-3 minute Focused Attention practice or revisit any practice from previous days.

Week 2 - Day 6  [Saturday, March 3]

Dedicated Practice: Gratitude

Integrated Practice: Write for 2 full minutes on each prompt below.  Once you’ve finished, take a minute to reread what you wrote and reflect.

Journaling Prompts:
1. What I noticed from this week’s practice was …
2. Things that will help me stay focused on my practice next week are …

Week 2 - Day 7  [Sunday, March 4]

Complete a 3-minute Open Awareness practice... OR

... use this as a rest day from practices or to redo one of the guided or integrated practices from weeks 1 & 2.

Buddy Reminder:

If you have a practice partner or "buddy," now is a great time to check-in again!  Connecting with a buddy is a great way to inspire participation and hear what others are learning as they practice.