Bailey Benson

Pledge to Go Green!

"Care and appreciate the gift of God's creation. "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 20 This Week
  • 414 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    420
    minutes
    of additional sleep
  • up to
    725
    minutes
    being mindful

Challenges

Food

Whole Foods Diet

I will enjoy 2 meal(s) each day free of processed foods.

COMPLETED 0 OF 352
DAILY CHALLENGE

Health

Avoid refined sugar

I will adopt a diet free of refined sugars, which eliminates sweetened beverages, candy, and processed foods.

COMPLETED 1 OF 352
DAILY CHALLENGE

Health

Healthy Sleep

Effectively working for sustainability requires self care! I will commit to getting 60 more minute(s) of sleep each night to achieve at least 7 hours per night.

COMPLETED 7 OF 352
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Launch a Recycling Program

I will start a recycling program at my workplace, dorm, or elsewhere on campus.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy

Turn it off

I will keep lights, electronics, and appliances turned off when not using them.

COMPLETED 9 OF 352
DAILY CHALLENGE

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 11 OF 352
DAILY CHALLENGE

Simplicity

Track my Purchases

I will spend 10 minutes each day maintaining a record of all my purchases and learning about my spending habits.

COMPLETED 0 OF 352
DAILY CHALLENGE

Simplicity

Meditate

I will meditate or create a moment of silence for 10 minute(s) each day to reflect on things important to me.

COMPLETED 14 OF 352
DAILY CHALLENGE

Simplicity

Eat Mindfully

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

COMPLETED 13 OF 352
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 0 OF 352
DAILY CHALLENGE

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Eat Mindfully
    Mindful eating is healthier for us than eating with distractions. How do your eating experiences differ when practicing mindfulness?

    Bailey Benson 12/26/2018 4:17 PM
    At times, this task is more challenging than I first suspected, especially now that I do quite a bit of work in front of a screen. I try not to eat in front of a screen often, but if I do, I find both positives and negatives. I tend to eat slower but I also tend to eat mindlessly. It's easier to keep snacking and overeat because I am distracted by the computer and not feeling when I am full. Depending on the type of snack, it could lead to less healthy eating. I can easily see how it could develop into a bad habit and maybe even lead to stress-eating. This task is great for developing mindfulness, especially now when computer-use and multi-tasking is so prevalent.