5 week positivity challenge

It’s easy to let negative thoughts and feelings creep in during the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s why we’re kicking off a 5-week positivity challenge!

Positive thinking, or an optimistic attitude, is the practice of focusing on the good in any given situation. That doesn’t mean you ignore reality or make light of problems. Positive thinking can have a big positive impact on your mental health. So, we invite you to take part of this challenge! Monday-Friday we will post one activity we invite you to engage in. Feel free to share it and invite others to join in with #HealthyHeelsPositivity

  • Day 1: Take a deep breath and smile
  • Day 2: Make a list of qualities you appreciate about yourself
  • Day 3: Make a list of qualities you appreciate about somebody else and share it with them/compliment someone
  • Day 4: Get some fresh air and notice your surroundings
  • Day 5: Video hang-out with friends
  • Day 6: List 5 things you are extremely grateful for in your life
  • Day 7: Say hi to a stranger (at least smile)
  • Day 8: Tell your loved ones how much they mean to you
  • Day 9: Positive TED Talk  https://www.ted.com/talks/meaghan_ramsey_why_thinking_you_re_ugly_is_bad_for_you/transcript
  • Day 10: Create a playlist of songs that will inspire
  • Day 11: Learn something new
  • Day 12: Call a friend/family member with whom you’ve not spoken in a while
  • Day 13: Open your windows and listen to the sounds of nature
  • Day 14: Try to be positive for a whole day
  • Day 15: Celebrate a recent “win” (nothing is too small to celebrate)
  • Day 16: Create an uplifting playlist to get you in a good mindset before taking a final
  • Day 17: Come up with a positive statement you can tell yourself over and over again when you’re in a negative situation or thinking negatively
  • Day 18: Revisit/write a list of qualities you appreciate about yourself
  • Day 19: Take a few deep breaths, stand up tall, and smile
  • Day 20: Treat yourself! You made it through a challenging week!
  •  Day 21: Start your day with a positive affirmation 
  • Day 22: Identify 1-2 good things today, no matter how small 
  • Day 23: Focus on the lessons you gained from “failures” 
  • Day 24: Transform negative self-talk to positive self-talk
    • I’m so bad at this becomes…once I get more practice, I’ll be way better at this. 
    •  I shouldn’t have tried becomes…that didn’t work out as planned. I will try again and maybe next time
  • Day 25: Set a plan for how you want to continue cultivating positivity 


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