At Home Gratitude and Wellness Challenge
What we offer at the studio is part of everyone's larger wellness plan. Halotherapy and infrared sauna sessions, meditation, sound healing and other classes - it's all a piece of our larger puzzle. And as we started to really think about wellness as a whole, four categories came to mind: Mind, Body, Personal and Community. And while we are home, we are confident that together we can practice activities, do exercises for mind and body, and support one another - all while moving our wellness forward. Which if you ask us, is even more important during this time.
How we plan to achieve this together? A two week Quarantine Gratitude and Wellness Challenge. What that means? Each day, we will share an activity or information that fits into one of the four categories. Some will be focused on keeping our mind well during this trying time. Others may focus on our bodies with ideas for cooking at home or an at home exercise. Some will ask for you to take five minutes to support a local business. Others may encourage you to look at your financial or legal wellness. Some will be live (and recorded), some will be for you to do at your own pace. What we are getting at? Resources that support overall wellness with small acts that you can practice at home for what we believe will be big results.
Daily Recap and Resources
3/30 (Day 1) - Take It To Paper
Whether you have a pen and paper handy or can locate some colored pencils or even crayons, today we are taking it back to paper. Both doodling and coloring, yes even for adults, has been a topic for years given the benefits of creativity, stress relief, idea generation and more.
“Coloring definitely has therapeutic potential to reduce anxiety, create focus or bring about more mindfulness,” says Berberian. Groundbreaking research in 2005 proved anxiety levels dropped when subjects colored mandalas, which are round frames with geometric patterns inside. Just like meditation, coloring also allows us to switch off our brains from other thoughts and focus only on the moment, helping to alleviate free-floating anxiety.” – CNN. The top 7 reasons:
- Your brain experiences relief by entering a meditative state
- Stress and anxiety levels have the potential to be lowered
- Negative thoughts are expelled as you take in positivity
- Focusing on the present helps you achieve mindfulness
- Unplugging from technology promotes creation over consumption
- Coloring can be done by anyone, not just artists or creative types
- It’s a hobby that can be taken with you wherever you go
The How and Now:
So todays challenge: take at least 10 minute and let your mind just wander as you doodle and see what comes to mind. Take to coloring between the lines of the attached print out that you can print and color at home. When is the last time you picked up pen/pencil just for fun, with no expectations, list making or filling out a document. We got this salt shakers! While we cant connect in person, we would love to see how this goes for you! Take a picture and tag us on FB or Instagram or even email us your creation. There is something comforting about knowing that while we are separated, we are all in this together.
3/31 (Day 2) - Live Stream Guided Meditation
Join us at 5pm on Tuesday, March 31st for a live stream from inside the salt room featuring a guided meditation! Many of you have joined us for our weekly Tuesday night Sound Healing and Meditation class at the Hilton Head Island studio. We are continuing with Tuesday night, just from the comfort of your home. Join us as Candace leads us through a 15 minute guided meditation. We will be live on Instagram, Facebook and Zoom at 5pm, join us here to join zoom! Zoom meeting ID: 8191514630
Missed us live? Check out the recording here:
Want to learn more about meditation or why its worth trying?
4/1 (Day 3): Setting Intentions for the New Month Ahead
Day 3: Set intentions for the new month ahead! While this month looks different, there is also room for possibility 🙏🏻
4/2 (Day 4): Practice a Self Care Ritual at Home
Day 4: Practice a self care ritual at home. Whether this looks like doing a face mask, painting your nails, going for a walk or reading a book, today is the day to do something that brings a little joy and care into your life! For us, a Himalayan salt bath is in the cards with a good book. Anyone read a good book recently? Please share below! 👇🏼
Our challenge to you:
- drink more water today
- go for a walk outside
- meditate – try the live stream recording from Day 2 of the challenge.
- take a bath and spoil yourself. Dont have a bath? Give your feat a bath heating up some warm water on the stove and putting into a bowl.
- read a book or an article that inspires you!
Finish all 5 to complete today’s challenge!
Want more ideas? Here are 20 simple ways to practice self-care at home today!
Learn more about why self care is so important here. A functional medicine doctor compares it to putting on your mask on a plane first.
4/3 (Day 5): Write A Review for a Local Small Business
Day 5: Write a review for a local business. Today it is about our community. With this time at home, taking a few minutes to share your love for a local business has the power to help move us all forward. Especially once many of us can open back up. It also had the power to brighten that business owner and teams day! ☺️
Where to write a review? Google, here on Facebook, TripAdvisor and Yelp are all great options, depending on the business! Have a local business that you love? Let us know below so we can share!
4/7 (Day 9): Live Stream Meditation Class at 5pm
Today we focus on the mind. During this time, maybe more so now than before, its important that we take care of mental health. In tonight’s class, we will focus on reducing anxiety, calming the mind, and having a little fun while we connect together!
Please join us at 5pm on Zoom for a 15-20min Live Stream Meditation! To join, please use the Zoom link here!
Missed us live? Watch the replay here!
4/9 (Day 11): Live Stream Yoga at 10am