Disney 8-Week Challenge: Week 5 (March 19 - 25)

Congratulations, you're halfway through the 8-Week Challenge!  Keep up the good work!

The theme for the next 2 weeks is "Looking Outward," beginning to incorporate more practices around Motivation, Empathy, and Compassion.

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

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Week 5 - Day 1  [Monday, March 19]

Dedicated Practice: Open Awareness

Integrated Practice: Practice open awareness today by allowing yourself to notice details around you that you may not normally pay attention to (e.g. the color of other cars on the road, smells in the air, sounds in your office, other people’s body language, etc.).  If it helps to pick a specific time to do this, try something like when walking from your vehicle to your office or home, or perhaps while running an errand today. 

Reflection Question:
How does this impact how you engage in your day?

Week 5 - Day 2  [Tuesday, March 20]

Complete a 4-minute Open Awareness practice or revisit any practice from previous days.

Week 5 Day 3  [Wednesday, March 21]

Dedicated Practice: Loving Kindness
Integrated Practice: Practice loving kindness at work, or with friends/family.  Prior to a work meeting or a conversation with friends/family, take a silent moment to wish happiness for those with whom you will be engaging.

Reflection Question:
What do you notice with regard to your mood or behavior as a result from this practice?

Week 5 - Day 4  [Thursday, March 22]

Complete a 4-minute Loving Kindness practice or revisit any practice from previous days.

Week 5 - Day 5  [Friday, March 23]

Dedicated Practice: Gratitude

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
1. Things that I’m most grateful for in my life are …
2. Areas of my life where I’d like to cultivate more gratitude are …

Week 5 - Day 6  [Saturday, March 24]

Complete a 4-minute Focused Attention practice or revisit any practice from previous days.

Week 5 - Day 7  [Sunday, March 25]

Dedicated Practice: Just Like Me

Integrated Practice: Think of someone whom you'll meet today or think of the next person you expect to see today.  Take a moment to silently consider how that person is just like you.  For example, you may say to yourself, “This person wants to be loved, just like me,” or, “This person wants to do a good job, just like me.”  

Reflection Question
In what ways does this affect your perceptions of or experience with this person?

Buddy Reminder:

Have you checked in with your buddy recently?  If not, why not reach out now?