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.
- Alison B.SproutingLevel 181
There's probably several, but one particular one is having Sunday lunch round the table with the family. My elder daughter is a vegetarian, so she wouldn't have a Sunday roast, but I would love her to join us round the table. My younger daughter and partner eat with me, but sometimes her boyfriend is here too, so the tradition I would really like to bring back, is Sunday roast round the dining room table with my partner and both daughters :-)
- Eva M.LeafingLevel 191
Eating pancakes on Shrove Tuesday rather got pushed aside once I had to make them myself, especially now that I have a yoga class on Tuesdays and come home starving and needing a quick and simple dinner. Next year I will make the pancakes at the weekend and freeze them so I can heat them up for Tuesday's dinner.
- Sally O.LeafingLevel 241
- Nermin U.Growing
Once or twice in a year we used to make a fume in a little copper coffee pot with some herbs such as mint, lemon skin, sage, cinnamon stick, cloves. Put it on the stove for a few minutes until smoke comes up and let all windows open, allow smoke wanders all the house for a few minutes. It's very refreshing the houses' heavy, dread and negative energy. I did it today.
- Menno V.BlossomingLevel 321
I think time is a limiting factor. I would love to play pinball with friends again, but I will need to clean and fix them first.
Menno V. replied March 8, 2014 at 9:40 UTC:
Thank you for the encouragement, Missy. I am slowly getting back into this after a week of holiday without any Internet.