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21 Day Mindfulness and Mindset Challenge – Day 21!!!

“The way to achieve your own success is to be willing to help somebody else get it first” – Iyanla Vanzantt

We know that getting what we want only makes us happy for a moment, and then the happiness passes until a new object of desire presents itself. Joy is a permanent aspect of our inner selves and is not separate from us at any point. We do not have to travel to find it or imagine that it resides only in the body of another. In fact, what the best teachers will do is point out that this very precious elixir is something we already possess.

So when we find ourselves on our path, not knowing which way to turn and wishing for guidance, we can turn to ourselves. We may not know the right answer rationally or intellectually, but if we simply ask, let go, and wait patiently, an answer will come. The more we practice this and trust this process, the less we will look outside ourselves for teachers and guides for we will have successfully become our own.

Day 21: Share Your Story of Mindfulness

Task 1: Morning Routine (does not have to be in this order, just do all) (45-60min)

Meditation – (15min)

Move – (5min)

Silence – Sit and do your morning minute (1min)

Journal – Set your timer and write for 10min *3 gratitude’s + anything that comes to mind* (10min)

Read – Set your timer and read anything you choose for 10 min *No blogs or social media* (10min)

Plan – Break out your mindfulness sheets or planner and set your intentions for the day. (10min)

Task 2: Tell someone about your journey over the last three weeks.

Why: Sharing your story allows you to reflect and reinforce what you’ve learned. It’s important to share the vulnerabilities—what you struggled with, and how you overcame obstacles or what you still struggle with.

We practiced vulnerability on Day 12 when we expressed gratitude toward someone we care about. Courage is how we grow mentally and emotionally. We cannot be courageous without being vulnerable. Sharing our story is the best way to lean into our vulnerability because we can regulate how much we’re willing and able to be vulnerable at a given time. While we can’t completely control how much vulnerability we expose ourselves to, this is the best way to start.

Congratulations! In just three short weeks you’ve applied the foundational principles of proactive mental health and started a ripple of positivism in your world.

You have no idea how powerful you are. Hopefully by embarking on this challenge you’ve realized how much you can improve yourself in just three weeks.

Imagine how much you can achieve if you continue to be brave and push yourself outside your comfort zone for the rest of the year and beyond!

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If you loved this challenge and want to continue your morning routine, below are some resources that can help you.

The Miracle Morning – The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life (Before 8AM) Paperback

Productivity Planners

Morning Journals 

21 Day Mindfulness and Mindset Challenge – Day 20

“The world is changed by your example, not your opinion” – Paulo Coelho

Focus your attention on your endeavors themselves rather than the potential outcomes of those endeavors. You will likely find solace in applying yourself to your aspirations today even when you meet with few instances of success. Believe in the certainty of success and your outlook will likely improve immeasurably.

Ensuring that we never lose sight of our larger goals is as easy as adopting a mindset that says our eventual success is inevitable. Because our lives will not always live up to our expectations, we may be forced by circumstance to cope with long delays that keep us from realizing our dreams in the time frame we previously envisioned. When we believe that these aims are still within our reach even though there is currently much standing in our path, we are less likely to view the achievement of a brighter future as an impossibility. Instead, we continue forward in whatever manner we can, even if our progress is all but invisible because we understand that in the end, nothing has the power to interfere with our resolve. You will not feel stuck when you accept that you will achieve that which you are destined for, in time.

Day 20: Write a Letter to Your Past Self

Task 1: Morning Routine (does not have to be in this order, just do all) (45-60min)

MeditationBegin your box breathing in silence and take 10 minutes to reflect on what causes you pain

mentally and emotionally with work, family, life, etc – (10min)

Move(5min)

Listen – (2min)

Journal – Set your timer and write for 10min *3 gratitude’s + anything that comes to mind* (10min)

Read – Set your timer and read anything you choose for 10 min *No blogs or social media* (10min)

Plan – Break out your mindfulness sheets or planner and set your intentions for the day. (10min)

Task 2: Handwrite a letter to your past self. What does your past self need to hear?

Why: Just as the letter from your future self is a potent form of clarifying your compassionate intentions, the letter to your past self is supercharged forgiveness.

Take your time with this exercise. If emotions stir up, that’s completely normal and to be expected. Be kind to yourself (and your past self) as you go through this exercise. If you need to stop, that’s OK and understandable. You’ve been practicing forgiveness, and now you get to put it in practice in the most impactful way: on your childhood self. You’ve got this!

Task 3: “A Mile in YOUR Shoes.” Again. (day 9)

Choose a weight that is commensurate with your pain. Put that weight in a

backpack. Walk for 24 minutes (12 minutes in one direction, and 12 minutes back from

the direction you came). When you get to your original starting point, put the pack and

the weight down.

Now walk for 6 more minutes with no pack or weight. Think. Reflect. Box breathe.

Mantra. Right down what you learned doing this a SECOND time. What changed? What

stayed the same? What will you DO with the information you now have?

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