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Gwen’s October Challenge: Getting in the Zen Zone

Oh hai November.

My October challenge was to get my zen on by meditating daily. Meditation is one of the easiest ways to calm anxiety and stress (not to mention it’s FREE!) so I was interested in taking on the challenge again this month to see if I can make mo’ progress by taking time to breathe.

I took on this challenge in September and meditated for 19/30 days.

My results for October? 20/31 days!

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I’m still rockin’ the 65-ish percent zone of completing my daily meditation, though my commitment to stillness and listening to my intuition is getting stronger. I honestly feel like most of this year I’ve been like a caterpillar in a cocoon, waiting to emerge and fly! So meditating has been helpful.

I honestly love this cocoon metaphor, because sometimes in life you need to literally make a complete change (a ‘metamorphosis’ if you will) to become exactly who you’re meant to be. It can be a bit ugly, and you can feel suffocated and stuck, though when you emerge, the results will be worth it. That’s my story right now, and I’m sticking to it! Heehee.

For the month of November, I’m going to keep up the meditation and keep aiming for daily meditation, though I’m excited to switch up my challenge for the month.

This fall, I’ve been focused on the ‘mo’ progress’ aspect of life, and one challenge I’d love to tackle is my sugar addiction. I’ve found that too often in the last couple of months, I’d lean on eating a ton of sugar (aka all the donuts) in moments of stress (when I didn’t go for the more healthy option of meditation).

So this month, I’d love to kickstart getting back into eating healthy by cutting out added sugars from pastries, bread, and alcohol. I’ve done this in the past and wow it makes a difference in your mental clarity and you feel so much more confident.

I’m also going to be using an app called One Sweet App to help me track sugar!

If you’re interested in educating yourself on how sugar affects you, there are a ton of documentaries and online resources!

Check out the link to a shocking documentary called Sugar Coated:

Thank you for reading and send me all the virtual positive vibes for my sugar challenge!

-Gwen

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