Vitamin J….JOY. The single biggest nutrient deficiency in the world. We are all deserving of this feeling, but it so often is dissolved in fear, overwhelm, disconnection, and choosing comfort over what truly brings us happiness. When you close your eyes and imagine yourself doing something that brings you JOY, what is it that you are doing? It does not need to be something you are good at. Perhaps you love gardening, but your plants keep dying. THAT'S OK!! If it brings you joy, get out and do it anyway. It does not need to make sense to anyone other than yourself. Mastery of a skill can take a lifetime, but the joy comes from the doing.
CONGRATULATIONS on your last day of the program.
Before you jump for joy into a giant bowl of pasta, check out the last page in our Daily Support series called BEYOND which will entice you with the possible science experiment of food reintroduction!
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Today we want you to take a FULL hour to do something that makes you happy. It does not have to be something that you are good at, you could spend an hour learning something new. But as long as it makes you happy….do it.
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Meal Plan Support
Take an hour out of your day and prepare for the coming week as you are about to fly free. Jot down some ideas and prepare as much as you need. This time will be essential to maintaining your success.
Cut up and slice some veggies so that you can be ready for the week ahead.
Get your family/roommate to help with ideas or prep.
Or, put on your favorite podcast, audiobook, or music and enjoy this time.
Try the amazing meditation and mindful exercise outline below by Shawn Achor, head of Goodthink and author of "The Happiness Advantage".
You can check out the full article here.
Our self-care activity of the day is the same as our Health Hack below. Sharing a meal in a community is a great act of joy, building our social life, and deepening relationships. During the last two years, these slices of the Circle of Life have been suppressed to keep ourselves safe. This might not be the time in your community to open your doors, but if you can safely try and reach out. It's ok to be a bit rusty, we are all in the same boat.
Eat dinner with a community tonight. For you that might be your family, friends, or facetime and share some of your amazing cooking! Start a discussion about what brings you joy. Engage and ask deep questions about why these certain activities bring someone happiness and watch them light up.
Celebrate that you have done amazing work.