The Stop Think Challenge invites you to reflect for 300 minutes during the next month (10 minutes a day). Meditate, pray, ponder, plan, journal, write letters, walk, or spend time in nature. This challenge invites you to take time to consider what you are thankful for, what you have learned, and what you can do to change things for the better. Track how many minutes you reflect each day. To complete the challenge, track 300 minutes or more.
The Meditation Master Challenge invites you to meditate a total of 150 minutes during the next 30 days, or 5 minutes a day. Meditation helps you be more present, grateful, and aware in life. It sounds simple, but this is powerful medicine that can make some of your worst physical and mental problems literally evaporate. Besides reducing stress, meditation can actually have physical benefits, like improved immunity, reduced inflammation, and decreased pain. Meditation sharpens memory and attention, and increases self-awareness, boosting confidence. Best of all, meditation can make you happy and help you focus on others more.
The Shut Down Challenge invites you to avoid any kind of media one hour before bed for 25 days during the next month. This means turning off anything with a screen—computers, tablets, phones, television. Studies show that media use before bed makes it more difficult to fall asleep or sleep well through the night. In addition to the mental stimulation associated with screen time, the light emitted from the screens themselves mimic daylight, interrupting the body’s normal nighttime release of melatonin, a key component leading to a good night’s sleep.