Friday, December 15, 2023

Days 13, 14, and 15 - Embracing December: The Holistic Challenge

Embracing December: The Holistic Challenge for Mind, Body, and Soul

(I've been running behind so I'm catching up with multiple days.)

Challenge Day: 13 of 31

Action Added: 
Play a Game

Benefit Type: Mental


Each day I will take 10-15 minutes to play a simple game, like Solitaire, Tetris, or Words with Friends.

Taking time each day to play a simple game provides vital mental benefits. It promotes cognitive function by engaging the brain in strategic thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making. This leisure activity serves as an effective stress reliever, diverting attention from daily pressures and fostering a sense of enjoyment. Games also stimulate the release of dopamine, enhancing mood and motivation. Furthermore, regular play fosters social connections, whether in person or online, contributing to a sense of community and reducing feelings of isolation. In summary, incorporating a daily game into my routine not only sharpens mental acuity but also positively influences emotional well-being and social interactions.

Challenge Day: 
14 of 31

Action Added: Quick Clean-Up

Benefit Type: Emotional


Each day I will take 5-10 minutes to tidy up an area of the house. 

Making time each day to tidy up the house provides emotional benefits by creating a sense of order and control. The act of organizing and decluttering fosters a calming environment, reducing stress and anxiety. A tidy space promotes mental clarity, allowing for better focus and relaxation. Additionally, accomplishing small cleaning tasks daily instills a sense of achievement, boosting self-esteem and overall well-being. It transforms the home into a sanctuary, positively impacting mood and fostering a more positive emotional state, ultimately contributing to a healthier and happier mindset.

Challenge Day: 
15 of 31

Action Added: Find Some Good News

Benefit Type: Emotional


Each day I will make it a point to seek out positive news or other upbeat stories.

Seeking out positive news stories can have profound emotional benefits by fostering feelings of hope, optimism, and joy. Consuming uplifting content provides a mental break from negativity, reducing stress and anxiety. Positive news stories can inspire a sense of community and restore faith in humanity, promoting a more positive outlook on life. This intentional focus on the good in the world enhances emotional well-being, encouraging individuals to approach challenges with resilience and a renewed sense of possibility.


Previous Challenge Dropped: None

Reason Dropped: 

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