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120 Minute Challenge

Balancing the tasks of everyday life – work, parenting, caregiving – is hard. We are coming out of a long period of difficulty and uncertainty, it has been stressful and, for many, the effects are still ongoing. The idea of taking even a few minutes to practice healthy coping techniques can feel like just another chore.

But looking after yourself is especially important when you’re struggling. Self-care is about self-preservation. It’s a necessity, not an indulgence.

A self-care task should not be big or difficult - it needs simplicity. That is what this challenge is all about. Simple 15 minute ideas to help you feel better.

Can You Do 120 Minutes for Your Mental Health? It's so easy to enter to win $50!

  1. During Canadian Mental Health Week (May 2-8, 2022), take a minimum of 15 minutes a day to focus on your own mental wellbeing.
  2. Check out some of the ideas on how to do this below.
  3. At the end of the week, answer the question below and email your name to FCSS@devon.ca by midnight, May 9

This is open to any Devon resident or families who have a child registered at a Devon school.

You can enter individually, or as a family. Each entry must answer the question and send an individual email. Multiple entries per household allowed - age 13+ (e.g. if all members of the household take part, anyone over 13 can send in an entry for the gift card draw)

Participants will be entered to win one of three $50 gift cards. 

Eligible entries will be randomly drawn no later than May 12.

QUALIFYING QUESTION

As a result of participating in this challenge, I / we/ my family has some new ideas on how to manage stress:

Agree    Somewhat Agree    Neutral    Somewhat Disagree    Disagree

Suggested Activities:

  • Connect with someone outside your household - a phone call or a visit can make the world of difference
  • Get outside and enjoy the seasonal changes - breathe deeply and listen to the sounds around you
  • Register for one or more of the activities in Devon for Canadian Mental Health Week 
  • Have a mindful meal - focus on all the texture, flavours, smells etc. 
  • Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee
  • Read a poem, a devotional, a story, an old letter
  • Find a 15 minute meditation or yoga routine online
  • Write in a journal - think about three things that you are grateful for
  • Take a power nap
  • Start on a playlist of music
  • Try to take the 15 minutes at a consistent time
  • Do a Virtues acknowledgement for yourself or someone else
  • Do a jigsaw, a crossword, Suduko, Wordle, Heardle

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