Disney 8-Week Challenge Weeks 7 & 8: Looking Forward

Welcome to the last 2 weeks of the 8-Week Challenge!  We hope you've been enjoying the opportunity to practice and integrate what you've learned in SIY.  

The theme for these last 2 weeks is "Looking Forward," which involves widening your attention toward the future in addition to continuing to build the foundational practices. As always, you'll find this week's daily dedicated and integrated practices below. Enjoy!

Day 43 - Day 45 - Day 47 - Day 49 - Day 51 - Day 53 - Day 55

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Week 7 - Day 43

Dedicated Practice: Focused Attention

Integrated Practice: Pick a short task you need to do today, (e.g. writing an email, washing the dishes). During the task, practice focusing all of your attention on the task and notice when your attention wanders, gently bringing it back to the task at hand.

Reflection Question:
How does this shift the experience of doing the task?


Week 7 - Day 44

Complete a 5-minute Focused Attention practice or revisit any practice from previous days.


Week 7 - Day 45

Dedicated Practice: Loving Kindness 

Integrated Practice: 3 sincere compliments/acknowledgments. Make an effort to appreciate 3 people today who have impacted your life positively.  This may be a co-worker who has helped you, or a friend who listened, or a family member who supported you. Acknowledge their efforts and the impact it had on you (either directly to them or just in writing for yourself).

Reflection Question:
What impact does this have on the rest of your day?



Week 7 - Day 46

Complete a 5-minute Loving Kindness practice or revisit any practice from previous days.


Week 7 - Day 47

Dedicated Practice: Leading with Purpose

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. The contributions I most want to make to the world are ...
2. Some ideas I have for sharing this with others around me are …



Week 7 - Day 48

Complete a 5-minute Open Awareness practice or revisit any practice from previous days.


Week 7 - Day 49

Dedicated Practice: Focused Attention & Open Awareness

Integrated Practice: At your next meal, practice mindful eating. Bring an open awareness mindset to this practice; see how much of the experience you can be present to including the flavors and textures in the food, the sounds occurring around you and as you eat, the colors and smells, etc.

Reflection Questions
In what ways did the mindful eating practice affect your experience of eating?  
How can you apply this type of practice to other areas of your life?



Week 8 - Day 50

Complete a 5-minute Body Scan practice or revisit any practice from previous days.


Week 8 - Day 51

Dedicated Practice: Remembering Motivation

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. An intention I'd like to hold for myself is...
2. Things I can let go of are...


Week 8 - Day 52

Complete a 5-minute Focused Attention practice or revisit any practice from previous days.


Week 8 - Day 53

Dedicated Practice: Body Scan

Integrated Practice: Practice generous listening with someone today.  When in a conversation, place all of your attention on the other person; listen with your ears and heart.

Reflection Questions
How does that shift the experience of the conversation for you? How do you think that experience was for them?


Week 8 - Day 54

Complete a 5-minute Open Awareness practice or revisit any practice from previous days.


Week 8 - Day 55

Dedicated Practice: Positive Future

Integrated Practice: Write for 3 full minutes for each journaling prompt below.  Once you’ve finished, take a few minutes to reread what you wrote and reflect.

Journaling Prompts
1. What I’ve learned from SIY is...
2. What surprised me is…
3. What I feel committed to is…



Week 8 - Day 56!

Today is the final day of your 8-Week Challenge!  Congratulations on making the time to apply what you've learned in SIY.  For this last day, we encourage you to pick your favorite dedicated practice (Focused Attention, Open Awareness, Body Scan, Loving Kindness, etc.) and practice for just a little longer than you're used to.

We hope to see you for the Capstone Webinar coming up soon!

Buddy Reminder:

This is the perfect time for a final check-in with your buddy!