To achieve lasting social change, we need a movement that is driven by powerful, creative, and impactful individuals. To show up as our most innovative and strategic selves, we need to consciously practice self-care. At Move to End Violence we call this self-care for sustainability and impact—and it is one of our core practices.
In the Fall of 2015, we launched the 21 Day Self-Care Challenge—and over 1,000 activists joined in this virtual challenge to shift habits and learn sustainable practices. There was so much interest in this resource, that we’re pleased to now offer this 21 Day Self-Care Challenge on an ongoing basis, with a new challenge.
How the Challenge Works
The 21-Day Self-Care Challenge starts on the first Tuesday of every month. Enter your email to sign-up and you’ll receive daily prompts (with a Friday bonus prompt to take into a weekend practice) to help you become more aware of your habits around self-care and to begin to shift those habits into more sustainable, mindful practices.
Set Yourself Up for Success
Breaking habits and starting new practices can be hard to do. Here are a few ways to help support your practice:
Tell Someone About Your Commitment. Saying it out loud (or online) can make a big difference in keeping this commitment to yourself. Go ahead. You’re worth it.
Get a Friend or Colleague to Join You in the Challenge. Everything is better with a buddy. Organize others to do this with you. Check in with each other along the way.
Share Your Experience on Social Media. We’re on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and we’d love to see you there! It’s a great way to sustain your practice and motivate others who are on the same journey. Share your experience via photos, videos, Tweets, posts, and reflections using the hashtag #selfcare4impact
Comfortable learning out loud? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org about your experience and/or to blog about it on our blog, On the Move
Ready? Register above! If you are not ready to start this month, we’ll be here when you are ready.