To echo our theme in The Shop this month, we’re thrilled to launch a week of thought-provoking challenges designed to stoke your mental and emotional health and keep you thinking about what it is that makes you happy.
It’s possible the word ‘happiness’ could make you cringe — in some ways, it’s flimsy right? ‘Happiness’ isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when we consider the kinds of duties and disciplines involved in our commitment to wellness, let alone our commitments in life. And yet, on some level, happiness does matter. Being happy is a true metric of our well-being. No amount of physical training or nutritional excellence can replace the kind of health that happens when we do the inner work and pay attention to our own emotional well-being.
It’s with that in mind we’ve decided to launch a week of writing prompts and daily assignments in our first ever The Chat series, the 7-Day Happiness Challenge. Our hope is that you’ll share in the experience with us and other readers, however the challenge is also designed to be private should that suit your needs too.
Every day, starting Monday January 20, 2020, we’ll be sharing a happiness challenge in the morning in our private Facebook group, The Chat. Read the challenge, take a moment to reflect or write, do the daily task assigned as it suits you, then come back in the evening to share what you noticed and learned. Again, you can also opt out of the group discussion and simply journal your learnings privately, but we encourage you to show a bit of community spirit and join in the discussion with us and other readers. The daily challenges are personal and meaningful, we look forward to hearing your unique experiences and learning from the group as a whole.
Below you’ll find a glimpse of what we’ve got planned for the week. To get involved, be sure you’ve joined our private Facebook group, The Chat and pop over each morning for the day’s challenge!
Challenge No. one – The Energy Bringers
Challenge No. Two – The Kindness Challenge.
Challenge No. Three – The Deep Breath.
Challenge No. Two – The Pleasure List
Challenge No Five – Reclaiming the Moment
Challenge No. Six – The Complaint Dept
Challenge No Seven – The Night Time Ritual