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Disney 8-Week Challenge: Week 3

Welcome to Week 3 of the 8-Week Challenge!  

The theme for the next two weeks is "Looking Inward," and the practices focus mostly on developing Self-Awareness and Self-Management.

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

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Week 3 - Day 1

Dedicated Practice: Focused Attention
Integrated Practice: Try a mindful listening practice today.  In your next conversation or meeting, practice putting all of your attention on the person(s) with whom you are speaking.

Reflection Questions:
What impact does bringing your full attention to a conversation have on you or those around you?

Week 3 - Day 2

Complete a 3-minute Open Awareness practice or revisit any practice from previous days.

Week 3 - Day 3

Dedicated Practice: Whole Body Breathing
Integrated Practice: During a transition time today (e.g. between meetings at work, just before entering your house, just before going to bed), pause and take a whole body breath.

Reflection Question:
How does stopping to take a whole body breath affect your mood or attitude?

 

Week 3 - Day 4

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

Week 3 - Day 5

Dedicated Practice: Open Awareness

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

Journaling Prompts: Practice using an open-awareness mindset as you respond to the following journaling  prompts:

1. Some effects of this practice period for me have been …
2. What I’m surprised about in my life right now is …

 

Week 3 - Day 6

Complete a 3-minute Body Scan practice or revisit any practice from previous days.

Week 3 - Day 7

Dedicated Practice: Body Scan

Integrated Practice: In your next meeting or conversation with someone today, try listening mindfully while also putting some attention on your body language & your breathing.

Reflection Questions:
How does the way you use your body impact how you feel?
How others respond?  How does attention on your body language and breathing impact your communication?

 

Buddy Reminder:

If you have a practice partner or "buddy," now is a great time to check in again!