THE STRONG CHALLENGE
WEEK 4: REST
Chillaxing, naps, a good night’s sleep…REST. It’s something we all need desperately to thrive but ignore its mystical powers. Why does REST always seem to get put on the backburner of our 1000 MPH-paced lives. We all fall victim to not falling asleep at a regular time, ignoring quiet time with prayer and/or meditation or not designating a rest day for our week. This week, we reclaim our health with the power naps, sleeping in, quieting our minds…this week, we REST!
The STRONG Challenge continues with finding ways to REST!
This week, we will add to our fitness goals two, ten-minute helpings of meditation/prayer and one day of complete rest. Mark your tracking sheet in places where you will REST. Join the Facebook Community Group (link here) to share your moments of rest with your new friends! When we rest, we are STRONG.
Download your tracking sheet and remember to post it in a prominent place. Connect with your accountability buddy to make sure they are doing the same! Go team go!
Below are some ideas to help us connect to our friends, strangers, loved ones and fellow STRONG Teammates.
-Participate in ON DEMAND Classes HERE.
-Come in and join us for a class.2020 Fitness Schedule
-Bird Watching – Explore your neighborhood or local parks for native birds. Look and listen to find various birds within your area, then record how many you have found. On another day, go explore a new area to find the birds from that area.
-Meditate – Unplug for 10 minutes minimum. Do everything you can to lay still, rest your mind, and monitor your breathing.
-5 Senses – Wherever you are being active, Name 5 things you can see, 4 things you can touch, three things you can hear, two things you can smell, and one thing you can taste.
-Mindful Seeing – Take the opportunity to notice the world around you while avoiding labeling and categorizing. Instead of thinking “bird” or “stop sign” try to notice the colors, patterns, movement, or textures of the world around you.
-Rose and Thorn – Intentionally think about one thing that you are stressed about, and one thing that you are looking forward to.
-Walking Meditation – Focus on the experience of walking and being aware of the sensations of the subtle movements that keep your balance. What muscles are you using and how do they expand and contract as you place your feet one in front of the other.
-Take a day, preferably Sunday, and DO NOTHING. Rest, chillax, have 5 naps. Kid screen time is totally acceptable while you regroup your life for another week.
-Unplug tech for 20 minutes and sit outside. Take in your surroundings. Journal your experience!
Check our events listings at bbjymca.org/events for family activities and other local events at visitmorgancountyIN.com!
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