Bridgette Watkins

Dickinson Green Devils 2020

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 651 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    280
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    40
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    375
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    4
    organic meals
    consumed
  • up to
    220
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    4
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    3
    whole food meals
    consumed

Bridgette's Actions

Health

Exercise Daily

Exercise is a great stress blaster! I will exercise for 15 minute(s) each day.

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Nature

Enjoy the Sunrise/Sunset

I will enjoy the sunrise and/or sunset each day.

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Simplicity

Meditate

I will meditate or create a moment of silence for 5 minute(s) each day to reflect on things important to me.

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Waste

Find Local Recycling Depots

I will spend at least 40 minutes finding out where to recycle the recyclable items that I can't put in my curbside bin.

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One-Time Action

Community

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 4 hour(s) in my community during the challenge.

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One-Time Action

Simplicity

Eat Mindfully

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

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Food

Whole Foods Diet

I will enjoy 1 meal(s) each day free of processed foods.

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Health

Reduce refined sugar

I will keep track and reduce my consumption of refined sugars, including sweetened beverages, candy, and processed foods.

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Nature

Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a 10-minute walk outside each day.

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Food

Choose Organic Ingredients

I will enjoy 1 meal(s) cooked with organic ingredients each day.

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DAILY ACTIONS

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Health Reduce refined sugar
    Before you started this challenge, did you think you were 'addicted' to sugar? How do you feel now?

    Bridgette Watkins 4/21/2020 6:53 AM
    While I have not been able to reduce refined sugar intake each day of this challenge, I was able to reduce it several days and still noticed a few differences (also comparing this experience to other seasons of reducing refined sugar). I know my body quickly reverts back to craving refined sugars if I've consumed them more often in a season. While I don't like thinking that I could be addicted to sugar, I know that's how the brain works, and I plan to continue this goal of less consumption for a while longer to help my body change its pattern of craving sugar!
    Trying to be extra mindful about reducing sugars reminds me how easily my body wants it. But, it's helpful knowing this pattern so I can reason with myself in the moments when my body desires sugar. Throughout this season of less sugar intake, I can tell I have more energy overall and even desire healthier foods.
    Ah...while sugar will most likely be a near addiction throughout life, it helps when I keep the perspective that it's my duty to steward my body well to then be able to use my body to help throughout the world!
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Eat Mindfully
    Mindful eating is healthier for us than eating with distractions. How do your eating experiences differ when practicing mindfulness?

    Bridgette Watkins 4/17/2020 8:28 AM
    My husband and I have been reminding ourselves the phrase "we eat to live, rather than live to eat." While working from home (in my kitchen, as that is one of the two table working areas we have), it has certainly been more difficult to eat mindfully and set aside the time just for meals. I am grateful we try to eat together instead of always eat while we work. When mindful eating, I am more grateful for the means to even be eating in the first place, and that space has helped me listen better to my body about when to be done, instead of "mind-less-ly" eating while focusing on another activity. I remember in an undergrad Psych class, my professor told us he spent 20 minutes eating 1 raisin (good thing he liked raisins) in order to practice mindful eating and really try to think about the texture and flavor. I haven't tried that yet!
  • Reflection Question
    Community Volunteer in my Community
    What is one thing you can do to help your community become more sustainable?

    Bridgette Watkins 4/16/2020 8:57 AM
    I've appreciated hearing and seeing all of the available food companies are able to give to others in this time where resources and money may be low...It has been great seeing the support of food banks across the country providing for their communities and beyond. I can certainly support these food banks to provide food to those in need rather than have it wasted.
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Meditate
    What would you like to invest more time in reflecting on?

    Bridgette Watkins 4/16/2020 8:55 AM
    While meditation and prayer are usual practices for me, there's always variation in focus. This usually depends on if I keep the same practices of what times I meditate, where I meditate, and my focus each time. I want to practice keeping a similar habit so that focus comes more naturally each day. I of course reflect that meditation is a consistent practice and will continue to be such. There's grace in how the time goes each day, and doesn't need to be perfect!