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Reflecting on The Feel Whole Challenge

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Feel Whole Challenge Day 21: Reflect on This Experience

I can’t believe it’s already been three weeks since I took on the AdventHealth Feel Whole Challenge. When I started, I was unsure of how I’d feel at the end—and I was super afraid I’d give up before the 21 days ended. I’m happy to say that I stuck with it and even had a lot of fun along the way. Here are a few things I learned.

  1. Success doesn’t mean you don’t ever fail. I made a ton of mistakes during this challenge, like the time I tried to bake homemade bread on Day 19 and failed miserably. Even though I didn’t ace every challenge, I succeeded because I stuck with it. 
  2. Comfort zones are boring. I whined on a lot of the challenge days. I didn’t want to go to bed early or eat healthy foods—but when I forced myself to leave my comfort zone, I ended up feeling a lot better about myself.
  3. People like feeling appreciated. Telling someone that you’re praying for them or that you’re grateful for all the things they’ve done for you only takes a few minutes out of your day, but there’s a good chance you’ll make them feel great about themselves.
  4. Small changes add up. It didn’t feel particularly revolutionary to take a dance class or go for a jog, but I now know that I feel better about myself when I’m being intentional about moving my body.
  5. Challenges are more fun with friends. My favorite challenge days are the ones that involve other people, like Day 9’s prompt to exercise with a friend. My friends and family loved participating, and it helped them feel motivated to make healthy changes.

I’m ending the challenge feeling happier, healthier and whole. I’ve had a lot happen in my life during the three weeks since I started, but even the harder days have been bright because of the challenge. I’m going to incorporate my favorite prompts into my everyday life—the good choices won’t stop just because it’s over.

The opinions in this blog have been written by a sponsored guest blogger, who is not an AdventHealth employee. This material is intended for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for examination, diagnosis and medical care provided by a licensed and qualified health professional. Please consult your physician before undertaking any form of medical treatment and/or adopting any exercise program or dietary guidelines. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call 911 immediately.

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Writer: Ayana Lage
Ayana is a digital content writer who focuses on fashion, lifestyle and married life. She offers support to her followers in dealing with mental health and describes how her church helped her through her own mental health journey. Ayana hopes to let others know that they are supported by those they love and she encourages her following to feel powerful.

 

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