Happy May Day

Happy May Day all.

Here are a few reasons to love May:

  • It’s actually warm and the days are long
  • The first of May is a day of celebration – no matter the reason, everyone finds something to celebrate on 1st May. I wonder if we could extrapolate this attitude…
  • Exams usually end in May and freedom begins
  • The most memorable Bond girl/villain is called May Day
  • … 1,000 other reasons
  • (I am biased because my Birthday is in May)

I have made a little gift for everyone. A gift and a challenge. I find 30 day challenges a little scary, so this is a 16 day challenge!

A list of reminders drawing on mindfulness, Stoic philosophy and just general common sense urging us to be more present.

I hope you enjoy it. Print it out and see how you get on. I will report on how I got on on 16th May.

16 day mindfulness challenge

13 Comments Add yours

  1. Anne J. says:

    Ah, now I know why the connection. 🙂 We’re both May babies. Happy birthday month to us! I hope you don’t mind me re-blogging. I would love to do the challenge. Thank you.

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    1. Let us know how you get on Anne!

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      1. Anne J. says:

        Will do for sure, Dr Martina. 🙂 Thank you. Hugs.


  2. Steve Ruis says:

    I wish you a happy birthday! And the things on your 16 day program are things I do often (mostly) and the wear the worst clothes you own is always a test (of whether one’s spouse can tolerate them … helps me cull the loser and enrich the local thrift shop patrons).

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    1. Haha! Cull the loser, well said. I do think of those things often too – and many of them made life easier. For me, sometimes there is a difference though between thinking and doing – hence the challenge.


  3. Anne J. says:

    Reblogged this on I think, I say, I do and commented:
    I think that this challenge is just perfect for me. Thank you to Dr Martina for sharing this challenge she has for herself.

    Once done, by the time my birthday comes, I will have a better understanding of ME and my habits, my thoughts, my aspirations, and all that jazz… I think… I hope. 🙂 Well, at least I will be more mindful and that’s a good start.

    Do join us.

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    1. Thanks Anne, I hope it helps – understanding ourselves is a never ending quest!

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      1. Anne J. says:

        My pleasure, for sure. Thank you, too. I’m forever on this quest. 🙂


  4. I love your 16-day challenge and it’s only the second one I have ever been tempted to accept. I am relaxed about public challenges for other people, but I SO prefer to set personal private challenges that have meaning in my life. So, what a surprise to see this delightful list, so varied and specific. I may do it … but may not tell you. Thanks Martina.

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    1. I hope you enjoy it and who knows, you may discover something you may share with us! Xo


  5. Magagpa says:

    May 17th. Awaiting report. I did all 16 things every day. No kidding! (Except 4 and 9, they only make sense once)

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