THE STRONG CHALLENGE
WEEK 6: BALANCE
Congratulations STRONG Challenger, you have made it to the final week! Now, equip your STRONG arsenal (Achieve, Play, Rest, Connect, Serve) with the final secret weapon, Balance, to be complete.
We hope you have enjoyed participating in STRONG. Together we have found Balance in our lives by finding ways to practice self care during Covid-19. The STRONG challenge doesn’t end! As you move into this holiday season take the tools you’ve learned and continue on with your journey. Continue to nourish your mind, body and spirit!
ALLOW YOURSELF TO REST. PUT TIME OFF OR TIME OUT AT THE TOP OF YOUR TO DO LIST.
Week 6: STRONG ACTIVITIES
Suggestions for BALANCE Week
Keep your Mind Healthy
- Practice deep breathing
- Schedule Quiet Time…..continue to use your planner.
- Work on a puzzle
- Say “NO”, don’t over commit yourself this holiday season
- Enjoy Nature
- Detach from work
Keep your Body Healthy
- Move your body for at least 20 minutes a day
- Use your planner
- Schedule Meal Times
- Plan meals in advance
- Drink plenty of water
- Keep a normal sleep schedule
- Don’t cancel physician appointments – go virtual if you choose
Keep your spirit healthy
- Be kind to yourself
- Don’t dwell on the past
- Practice gratitude
- Do something kind for someone else
- Practice forgiveness
- Be intentional in what you do
- Let go of what you can’t control
- Give to others
WE’RE HERE FOR YOU!
If you’re struggling and need help please reach out to us. VSYMCA offers amazing, affordable personal training options. Our professional fitness specialists will hold you accountable and help you develop a personalized workout routine designed just for you. Training takes place in the Wellness Center in a large private studio where 12 ft social distancing is practiced. For further details please call Ellen Nichele at 860-399-9622 ext 121.
Stay tuned for the next Challenge.
There has never been a better week in the challenge to connect with your accountabilibuddy! Call them, ask how they are doing. Offer some encouragement and STRONG cheerleader spirit! AND, join the Facebook Community Group (link here) to share your moments of connection with your new friends! When we connect, we are STRONG.