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April 1 - April 21, 2021
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Lindsey Lyons

Dickinson Green Devils 2021

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 660 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    647
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    3
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    45
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    610
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    620
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen

Lindsey's Actions

Simplicity

Needs Vs. Wants

I will adopt a "Needs Vs. Wants" approach and only buy things I need.

COMPLETED 14
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Go get a check up

I will make an appointment for my annual physical.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Try a New Way to Prep

I will try a new method of food preparation, such as canning, pickling, or baking bread.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Joyful Movement

I will spend 30 minutes doing an activity where I'm both moving my body and enjoying myself.

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Happiness

I will write down three things every day that I am grateful for, or send one email every day thanking or praising someone.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Mindfulness Practice

I will spend 10 minute(s) per day practicing Mindfulness.

COMPLETED 14
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Work-Life Balance

I will not work more than 8 hour days each day to practice work-life balance.

COMPLETED 13
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Go For A Daily Walk Outside

I will take a walk outside for 30 minutes each day.

COMPLETED 13
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

De-Clutter My Home or Dorm Room

I will de-clutter, clean, and donate or recycle unneeded items in my home or dorm room.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Less Screen Time

I will replace 20 minute(s) of screen time each day with other activities.

COMPLETED 13
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Limit Social Media

I will limit my social media use to once each day reducing my daily use by 20 minute(s)

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Eat Mindfully

I will eat all of my meals without distractions, e.g., phone, computer, TV, or newspaper.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Engage In Active Listening

I will practice actively listening to a friend, family member, co-worker, acquaintance, or someone who I may disagree with in at least 3 conversations.

Completed
One-Time Action

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Health Go get a check up
    How do you practice self care?

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    Lindsey Lyons 4/16/2021 11:45 AM
    For me self care comes mostly in good food and drink, mindful walks in the evenings and good quality soaps, shampoo and personal care items.  I love good essential oils and time to relax near a diffuser in the evening. I have been treating myself to good, local kumbucha as of late as well.

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      Mariana Past 4/20/2021 5:26 PM
      Stopping to breathe slowly is a wonderful way to engage in self care.  It's easy to keep tackling things on unending to-do lists all day long...all week long...unless one pauses to deliberately be calm, present, and appreciate things like the quality of light coming through new green leaves all around.
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Needs Vs. Wants
    How is creativity a necessary ingredient for practicing simplicity?

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    Lindsey Lyons 4/16/2021 11:39 AM
    The more creative you are, the more you can do with what you have. You don't need to buy as much as new if you can be thoughtful and repurpose things you have. Life is simple if you don't clutter and be creative. My skill is organization. My simplicity comes from organization. One of everything and I know where it is.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Try a New Way to Prep
    Canning and pickling food is a great way to have delicious summer fruits and vegetables all year round. Just make sure to follow the canning and pickling guidelines from the USDA or another trusted source. What are some foods that you would like to preserve and enjoy later in the year?

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    Lindsey Lyons 4/12/2021 8:26 AM
    I love our local peaches, but the season is so short. This year, I want to commit to canning and freezing them while they are plentiful and local!
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Limit Social Media
    Social media can keep us connected with loved ones, make us laugh, and help us to learn new things. It can also create echo chambers and take more time than we realize or intend to give. After completing this action for a few days, how do you feel? What do you notice?

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    Lindsey Lyons 4/12/2021 8:23 AM
    I don't always use social media for the right reasons. I agree there is a lot of good that can come with it, and I love connecting with old friends and distant family. However, I do find myself looking at mindless things and comparing to others in  negative ways at time. I discovered and can and should use social media with a purpose, but not just for aimless scrolling when bored. There are better ways to spend my time!

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      Emily Pineo 4/15/2021 4:48 AM
      I recently watched "The Social Dilemma", and now whenever I'm "endlessly" scrolling all I can think about is the constantly updating formula being created to keep me online for as long as possible. Now I feel like I'm outsmarting the phone when I turn it off, haha!
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Eat Mindfully
    Mindful eating is healthier for us than eating with distractions. How do your eating experiences differ when practicing mindfulness?

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    Lindsey Lyons 4/12/2021 8:20 AM
    I love family dinners! We have a no screen rule at the table for family dinners. Being at home more during the pandemic really gave us more dinners together, and ore time to put the screens down. When practicing mindfulness, we talk more and time at the table lasts longer!
  • Reflection Question
    Health Joyful Movement
    What's your favorite activity(ies) in which you experience joy while being active and moving?

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    Lindsey Lyons 4/07/2021 7:09 PM
    Lately, I've been walking while my sons are at baseball practice. Listening to music, putting the phone away and typically watching the sunset in the evenings. So refreshing.  I've been trying to get up and move between zoom meetings in the day- just a few squats or jumping jacks really revive my energy levels.
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity De-Clutter My Home or Dorm Room
    How can you prevent yourself from accumulating more unnecessary things in the future?

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    Lindsey Lyons 4/06/2021 10:36 AM
    I try to practice the behavior of donating something every time I acquire something new. For example, if I get some new (to me) clothing item,  I add something that I no longer use to my donate pile. I am really trying to only acquire things I need and keep things simple. Quarantine allowed me the time to deep clean and organize and purge items I had been holding onto that I no longer need.  Threw virtually nothing away though!
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Work-Life Balance
    How might practicing work-life balance lead to a more sustainable life for yourself? How might it contribute to sustainability more broadly?

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    Lindsey Lyons 4/06/2021 10:31 AM
    Being happy and refreshed makes you more productive. Yesterday was my first business day off since the  new year. It felt great to spend time outside, off screens working to resume some sort of balance from lots of hours online. Personal time is time well spent that will lead to a more sustainable life for me, and making me a better member of the communities around me.
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Go For A Daily Walk Outside
    Fresh air and movement are good for our entire being and can help us think more clearly and creatively. How does taking a walk each day affect yourself and/or your work?

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    Lindsey Lyons 4/06/2021 9:48 AM
    I am so much more productive after a walk outside! The warmer weather really me helps my energy level and I love taking e-calls outside!
  • Reflection Question
    Health Happiness
    How does/can practicing gratitude keep you centered and motivated to work for a better world?

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    Lindsey Lyons 4/01/2021 9:49 AM
    Everyone loves being told they are doing a good job. When they feel good, they perform better in every way! Make others feel that so that we can keep moving forward together.