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Sounds Like Fun: Well-Being Practice

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Here is the Well-Being Practice we recommend you try on for this week of the Challenge. To learn more about the intention behind the Well-Being Practices and how you can choose your own each week, read this article.

It’s Time to Do Something That Sounds Like Fun

Simple Instructions:

  1. Do something each day that sounds like fun.
  2. You don’t have to know it’s fun (i.e. it can be brand new to you), but you can pick something you already have experienced as fun.
  3. You must use your body in some way. No vegging out in front of YouTube, TV shows, or social media.
  4. Spend at least 10 minutes doing it, but there is no time limit on how much fun you can have!

Watch this video for an explanation of this Well-Being Practice from Whole Life Challenge co-founders Andy Petranek and Michael Stanwyck.

Why Is This Practice Important?

There are things I’ve done because I thought they were cool. They appealed to my fear of being alone. There are things I’ve done because everyone else was doing them. They appealed to my need to fit in and sound good at cocktail parties. There are things I’ve done so I’d look good. They appealed to my vanity, arrogance, and need to be interesting.

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Then there are things I’ve done so I’d be better today than I was yesterday. They appealed to my desire to make order out of the chaos of life. And there are things I’ve done that I’ve done whether I liked them or not. They appealed to my aspiration to make myself a better human being. And there are things I’ve done to make a difference. They appeal to my passion to leave the world a better place than I found it.

Then, there are the things I’ve done because they were fun and I loved every moment. Those are things that never leave me, even when they’re “gone.” They make order out of the chaos of life. They make me a better human being.

And they make the world a better place. Therefore, this week’s Well-Being Practice is about improving the world one fun-filled minute at a time.

For More on This Practice

Ryan HurstDid you know “exercise” can be fun? No, really.

Ryan Hurst is one of the co-founders of the online fitness program known as GMB. GMB is a physical training system that focuses primarily on teaching people of all ages, shapes, and fitness levels how to know their own body and move it well — and always have fun. Listen to this podcast to learn more.

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Michael Stanwyck
Michael Stanwyck is the co-founder of The Whole Life Challenge, an idea that developed during his seven years as a coach and gym manager at CrossFit Los Angeles.

He graduated from UCLA with a BA in philosophy as well as a degree from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, and feels food is one of the most important parts of a life - it can nourish, heal, and bring people together.

Michael believes health and well-being are as much a state of mind as they are a state of the body, and when it comes to fitness, food, and life in general, he thinks slow is much better than fast (most of the time). Stopping regularly to examine things is the surest way to put down roots and grow.

He knows he will never be done with his own work, and believes the best thing you can do for your well-being starts with loving and working from what you’ve got right now.