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April 1 - April 21, 2022
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Lindsey Lyons

Dickinson Green Devils 2022

POINTS TOTAL

  • 0 TODAY
  • 0 THIS WEEK
  • 695 TOTAL

participant impact

  • UP TO
    2
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • UP TO
    360
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • UP TO
    3
    conversations
    with people
  • UP TO
    27
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • UP TO
    650
    minutes
    being mindful
  • UP TO
    1,195
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • UP TO
    2
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • UP TO
    1,390
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • UP TO
    6
    hours
    volunteered

Lindsey's actions

Simplicity

Less Screen Time

I will replace 30 minute(s) of screen time each day with other activities.

COMPLETED 16
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Limit Social Media

I will limit my social media use to once each day reducing my daily use by 30 minute(s)

COMPLETED 18
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Meditate

I will meditate or create a moment of silence for 15 minute(s) each day to reflect on things important to me.

COMPLETED 16
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Needs Vs. Wants

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

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Eat Mindfully

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

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Explore My Area

I will explore at least one new hiking trail or nature walk in my area.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Nature

Enjoy the Sunrise/Sunset

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

COMPLETED 13
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Spend Time Outside

I will replace 30 minute(s) each day typically spent inside (computer time, watching television, etc.) with quality time outside.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a 30-minute walk outside each day.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

LEARN ABOUT TRANS, FEMME, AND NONBINARY EXPERIENCES

I will spend 30 minutes learning about the experiences of trans, femme, and/or nonbinary people.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

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 2 conversations.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Community

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 5 hour(s) in my community during the challenge.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Community

Support A Sharing Economy

I will create or support a sharing economy with family, friends, neighbors, or classmates.

COMPLETED 16
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Advocate for More Food Options

I will advocate for local and/or organic food options at work or on campus.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Food

Reduce Animal Products

I will enjoy 1 meatless meal(s) and/or 1 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

COMPLETED 14
DAILY ACTIONS

Participant Feed

Reflection, encouragement, and relationship building are all important aspects of getting a new habit to stick.
Share thoughts, encourage others, and reinforce positive new habits on the Feed.

To get started, share “your why.” Why did you join the challenge and choose the actions you did?

  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Community Engage In Active Listening
    What was it like to actively listen to someone? How did both people and the conversation(s) benefit from active listening?

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    Lindsey Lyons 4/19/2022 7:41 AM
    I am not the best listener- this I know. I love talking and sharing ideas..... I need to listen very consciously. I set myself up for this conversation and it was super beneficial for both sides, but I had definitely had to focus and go against instincts to speak.
  • 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 4/19/2022 7:35 AM
    Social media to me brings about the same amount of joy and stress to me. I have tried to eliminate people and pages that caused stress, and find most of my friends on there share positive info and I so use it as a way to connect with family and friends elsewhere- which fulfills me. The challenge is balance. I like the joy it brings me at times, but I don't want it to replace real interactions with people- LIVE!
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Nature Explore My Area
    How might spending more time outdoors enhance your brainpower?

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    Lindsey Lyons 4/19/2022 7:01 AM
    I know that spending time outside rechargers and refreshes me! I always feel better and more productive after returning from the outdoors. The challenge is making the time!
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Simplicity Meditate
    What would you like to invest more time in reflecting on?

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    Lindsey Lyons 4/19/2022 6:55 AM
    I have been working to invest more time in reflecting on relationships with others. Making time for valuable and genuine interactions and making sure I am being all I can to others. You have to make time and space to reflect on this.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Simplicity Needs Vs. Wants
    How is creativity a necessary ingredient for practicing simplicity?

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    Lindsey Lyons 4/14/2022 7:57 AM
    I wish I had more time to be creative as I do think they are connected for sure! Convenience drives most of my unsustainable behaviors. Being creative can allow you to see old things in new ways which can promote resuse and a simpler way of knowing and doing.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Simplicity Less Screen Time
    What did you notice in implementing this challenge? Was it hard to choose other activities over screen time? How did you decide to spend your time?

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    Lindsey Lyons 4/14/2022 7:45 AM
    I realized there is a lot of things I can do instead of screen time, the greatest challenge is just breaking the habit in the first place of looking/checking often. I have been leaving my phone by the door when I come in the house versus carrying it with/on me. I do think it has increased conversation time with my kids which I am happy about.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Food Reduce Animal Products
    Why do people in richer countries eat more meat than people in other places? How does eating more meat affect our planet and other people?

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    Lindsey Lyons 4/11/2022 1:23 PM
    Meat consumption is responsible for releasing greenhouse gases such as methane, CO2, and nitrous oxide. These gases contribute to climate change, such as global warming. Livestock farming contributes to these greenhouse gases in several ways: 
    The destruction of forest ecosystems
    Raising livestock
    Decaying manure
    Fertilizer use

    Meat is expensive, hard to store and transport as well. In the US, we certainly take advantage of the system set up to supply us with meat, and few understand the system and processes etc. Supporting local farmers and asking questions on sources can go a LONG way! I do eat meat, but try to eat little and know my sources.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Community Support A Sharing Economy
    What benefits does a sharing economy offer to your own life? What benefits does it offer to your neighbors' and community members' lives?

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    Lindsey Lyons 4/06/2022 6:50 AM
    A sharing economy can and has saved me a lot of money! We don't all need to have everything. I've built relationships with neighbors over shared tools, equipment, labor etc. We mow for each other when away, plow driveways if needed, borrow tools or even eggs! My neighbor works in construction and is super generous to allow me to borrow anything I ever need. This is especially critical for those infrequent use tools. In Carlisle- check out Carlisle Tool Library also! https://carlisletoollibrary.org/
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Nature Spend Time Outside
    Rachel Carson said that we need the beauty and mysteries of the natural world for our spiritual and emotional development. Does that ring true for you? What are the implications for a culture that spends most of its time indoors?

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    Lindsey Lyons 4/05/2022 6:52 AM
    I think too much time inside and on screens can desensitize us. We can become more aware of smell, taste, touch, hearing etc. outside. Especially if we pause for reflection. It is important to expose ourselves to the outdoor environment for that stimulation and balance.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Nature Go for a Daily Walk
    How do you experience your neighborhood or city differently when walking instead of driving?

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    Lindsey Lyons 4/05/2022 6:48 AM
    I am a baseball parents and usually sit with other parents and chit chat during practice. Lately, I have been walking our puppy instead of sitting. I have seen so many new things around the park (that I had been at for years) but never noticed in the hustle and bustle. I'm finding a walk after work is good for me!