Daily Challenge Sunday Feb. 26, 2012
Emotional Health focuses on daily experiences related to happiness, enjoyment, sadness, and stress in evaluating overall well-being.
Think about a past success: Recall how you achieved your goal and how it made you feel.
How to do it
Take a few moments today to remember a successful experience. You might recall landing a new client at work, losing 10 pounds, or teaching the dog to shake a paw. Think about how it felt to achieve the goal and any good things that came of it, such as a promotion, fitting into your skinny jeans, or strengthening the bond with your pet.
Why it matters
Nothing boosts confidence like reflecting on your successes! This exercise puts the focus front and center on your positive traits and how they contribute to your life. Remembering how you've handled past challenges may also help you feel more confident about any roadblocks you may be facing at home or work.
Vincent van Gogh sold only one painting, Red Vineyard at Arles, during his lifetime. He was barely known to the art world at the end of his life, but his paintings became internationally known after his death.
- Jenny D.Leafing
Several years ago, I had a goal to complete a half marathon in less than 2 hrs. I trained (although not as hard as I should have) and I completed the half in 1 hr 58 minutes! I was hurting when the race was over, but I remember feeling a sense of pride because I signed up and ran by myself.....and I felt accomplished and happy when I saw the finish line. Now I can cross that off my bucket list!
- Ken T.LeafingLevel 44
This is a good one because I think of myself as being a very unorganized and undisciplined person.
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- Genia A.BlossomingLevel 123
- Vickey M.GrowingLevel 83
Dropped two dress sizes by cooking a different way and moving more, cutting back on alcoholic beverages. I was soo pleased with myself. But now I see myself creeping up a few pounds after the Holiday foods, these few pounds are hard to get rid of and eating the sweets are even harder to give up. Help!
- Lauren P.BranchingLevel 37
I went vegetarian cold turkey last November and haven't eaten meat since. It makes my conscience feel good and makes me feel strong as a person. I also graduated from college with my Bachelor's degree in fine art last May. Unfortunately I don't feel very accomplished about it for some reason, probably because I don't feel I'll ever obtain a job that has anything to do with my degree. I'll be working ...see more