Today's Daily Challenge Saturday Mar. 08, 2014
Emotional Health focuses on daily experiences related to happiness, enjoyment, sadness, and stress in evaluating overall well-being.
Share 1 way you could update or bring back a tradition you used to enjoy.
How to do it
Think about a tradition that has faded into your past. It can be an everyday tradition such as always having a nice dinner with a friend or family member on a Sunday evening, a tradition that's related to vacations or trips, or one that's connected to a holiday or birthday celebration. Now think about how you could bring that tradition back or modify it so it fits into your life now. For example, if you have fond memories of camping but can't get away for trips, could you go with your friends on a long nature walk? If you always made a favorite food with a special family member, can you re-create the experience with another person in your life now?
Why it matters
Traditions provide a sense of security and continuity in our lives, but as we grow older and become busier, many of them fall by the wayside. By thinking of a way to re-create or re-invent a tradition that's meaningful to you, you can tap into a source of comfort and pleasure – and may be able to connect with others in a new way, as well.
Celebrating New Year's in Scotland? Get ready for Hogmanay, in which the arrival of the year’s first visitor is considered to be a predictor of fortune in the year ahead. Male, dark-haired visitors are lucky and women or blonde men are considered unlucky.
- Erik C.BlossomingLevel 223
Hmmm…so many things have passed, mostly because the people who enjoyed them most have passed or moved away. I'd love to gather relatives for the weekly Scrabble/BigBoggle game night.
School-in-the-past-wise, I'd love to have kids or relatives of grade-school age where we could make halloween decorations from construction paper - that was always fun! Carving pumpkins and leaving it at that gets boring when no one knows how to carve decent pumpkins (including me - LOL).
I'm doing good enough at the moment trying to keep Pizza Friday alive and going week after week, but I think I'll work to bring back the live Christmas tree this year, like the family used to do. It'll take some organization of the basement, to locate all the proper ornaments… :)
- Kris W.BlossomingLevel 299
Before my girls were grown and had their own families, we always got together on Sunday for lunch or dinner. It would be nice to be able to get together one Sunday a month with them and their families. I bet if I suggested it they might just agree. I will try.
Hope everyone has a good Saturday.
- Alice C.Flourishing
I'm thinking, I'm thinking!!! We follow all our traditions for the holidays. Maybe I could bring back Fourth of July celebration with a BBQ. It would be a lot of fun and weather permitting a chance to enjoy my backyard as a family. TY DC