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The Ultimate Wellness Challenge To Follow While Staying At Home

Maryam and Nivaal Rehman | Toronto, Canada

In March, we launched a14-Day Wellness Challenge with Girls Lead Worldwide! During this difficult time, creating and following along with the activities from this challenge was incredibly uplifting. All the activities are meant to help participants stay healthy and positive. We are thrilled with the impact the campaign has already had, and hearing feedback from people who have been following along with the activities in the campaign. The activities were all shared an posted on Julie Carrier, founder of Girls Lead Worldwide's social media.

We are sharing the various days of the wellness challenge here so you can all follow along too!

Day 1: Baking

Wellness Challenge Day 1:

Bake something fun! Baking can be a great activity to immerse yourself in, as it gets you engaged off-screen and can serve as a de-stressor. It’s also an awesome opportunity for you to get a family member to join in! 🥧

Day 2: Writing

Wellness Challenge Day 2:

Writing! Writing is a great way to express your thoughts. Writing on a piece of paper or a journal is a great way to engage the creative parts of your brain, and get a break from electronics. We recommend writing without stopping for 5 minutes straight, even if you’re just writing “I don’t know what to write!” Then, find a creative writing prompt online and write a poem, short story or essay! If you’re comfortable, share your poem, story or essay with a family member or friend!

Day 3: Skin Care

Wellness Challenge Day 3:

Skin care! Skin care is an amazing way to achieve wellness. Take the extra time you have at home to develop a skincare routine, and take more time out of your schedule to take care of your skin!

Day 4: Podcast

Wellness Challenge Day 4:

Podcast! Listening to a motivational podcast can be a great way to learn something new, and get some time to yourself off-screen. The great part about podcasts, is that you can listen to them while doing other activities like taking a walk outside, doing a workout, cleaning up your room, or rearranging your home decor!

Day 5: Adding Fruit

Wellness Challenge Day 5:

Adding Fruit and Veggies! Especially now, it is important to have strong and healthy immune systems. Try eating something healthy today, like fruit, to your meals or replacing unhealthy snacks with healthy ones! Fruits are just one suggestion. You can add vegetables, replace sugary cereals with oatmeal, or replace chips with nutrition-packed nuts!

Day 6: Get Active

Wellness Challenge Day 6:

Get Active! Practicing “physical distancing” doesn’t mean you can’t get active! Find a space in your home where you can get active by dancing, doing some crunches, or following along a fitness video online. Your home or backyard can become your gym! The best part? The only equipment you need is yourself!

Day 7: Painting