Solitude Day 14 - Active Reflection Day 2

    04.22.18 | by Joe Dascenzo

    Just like yesterday, find a quiet space and take 5 minutes to intentionally slow down and rest:

    • Minute 1: Breathe slowly by inhaling to the count of 4 and exhaling to the count of 6.
    • Minute 2: Settle your mind and be keenly aware of your slower breathing and how it differs from your normal rate of breathing.
    • Minute 3: Stay focused on the idea that God is good and deny your worries any space in your mind.
    • Minute 4: Relax and begin thinking of the 5 people you want to share your faith with.
    • Minute 5: Pray for each of the 5 people by name, asking God to give you opportunities to share your faith with them.

    Which challenge is left for you to tackle today? Complete the one you didn't try yet. What did you do yesterday? How did your day go differently because of it?

    While you are away from social media or your device, look back over your notes from the second week of the Solitude Challenge.  Spend at least 10 minutes doing this. What is God teaching you? What are you learning? What words and phrases are standing out to you? Reflecting on where you have travelled is extremely important to moving forward...

    Get after it!

    1. Social Media Sabbath: Stay off of social media for 24 hours. There is evidence that less social media in your life makes you happier.
    2. Out of Sight, Out of Mind: Hide or have someone hide your phone for 8 hours. Studies show that when your phone is not visible, your stress level is lower.

    If you missed a workout, take some time to go back and catch up. Here is a list of quick links to the workouts: