Some of you who were at the Fitness and Health Bloggers Conference in June in Boulder, Colorado may have gotten an invite to participate in the Daily Challenge by MeYou Health. For those of you who did not attend and did not get an invite the Daily Challenge is simple and rewarding.
We are all very busy in our lives with work, training, family/friends, bills etc that we sometimes don’t see the forest for the trees. The Daily Challenge allowed those participating to actually stop for a moment, a brief moment, and do something that would help them in their lives. These tasks were as easy as stretching or walking in place for a minute. Some were just what the Doctor ordered to get away from life for a moment like resist the urge to look at the news.
Every morning I got an email with the challenge and without thinking about it I was able to do it almost immediately and sometimes you felt a little foolish doing it other times you felt great because you knew it was going to improve your outlook for the day. You were going to start the day off extremely positive because of this one simple task.
Imagine, like the Liberty Mutual commercial, how many people you can affect by being a more positive person. If one person sees you smiling you may have just helped them to smile and it becomes a domino effect from there. The Daily Challenge is also set up for people like me who are competitive and want to win at tiddly-winks against 3 year olds (can three year olds play tiddly-wink? — I digress.) Anyway you accumulate points and you can compare your score to the friends you invite.
There is also the social component behind it so that it is not just the people you run into in your daily life, but those that are on Facebook and those that have also joined the Daily Challenge. I know not everybody wants to have another social network but I enjoyed this one because of the people I invited. Some people I just knew would do it for fun and others I invited because of personal conversations we had had about making a healthier life for themselves. The daily gentle reminders to stretch, eat Vitamin C, etc were just little helpful hints to make sure that you treated your body and each day as a special event.
I was originally asked to participate for one week and yet it is three weeks later and I’m still doing these little challenges and each day it makes me feel better. It has helped me keep a positive attitude on the most stressful days and has also helped me see the forest for the trees that life isn’t as bad as it seems at that time.
I will suggest that you join the Daily Challenge and see what the tasks are and see if they help you see a brighter world.
You can read more about the Daily Challenge [HERE]