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Do Something You Love: Lifestyle Practice

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Your Lifestyle Practice is to spend at least 10 minutes each day doing something you love.

Every day, you will earn lifestyle points for doing something that is important to you just because it is important to you.

  1. We recommend choosing something that you don’t always get time to do for yourself that you think is missing
  2. This activity does not have to have any meaning besides that you love it and you say is important to you for your happiness

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There are things I’ve done because I thought they were cool. They appealed to my boredom.
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 that I’d look good. They appealed to my vanity, arrogance, and need to be interesting.

Then there are things I’ve done so that 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 that 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 that I’ve done to make a difference. They appeal to my passion to leave the world a better place then I found it.

And there are things that I’ve done because I loved them.
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.

Don’t ask yourself what the world needs.
Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do it.
Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
– Attributed to Howard Thurman – Children playing in the ocean air at sunset

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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.