I love these kinds of emails:
“I’ve been thinking of you and wondering…how do you do it? Figuratively and literally?! How do you write, run a successful blog and page and parent and be a wife all while being present? I so easily get overwhelmed which keeps me from being present. You inspire me. Thank you.”
For a day, I could not respond.
My heart was too busy answering the question.
She got me thinking.
How do I truly stay awake?
Introducing Project 52: Stay Awake.
Project 52: Stay Awake is a year-long series that will encourage you to stay focused on what matters. Join along at any point and just start reading and responding to the prompts.
The best part is that you get to play along!
Each Monday, I’ll write a short, weekly PROMPT that will help spark your own Awesomely Awake journey. Beryl will offer a photography tip to encourage YOU to document your journey this year in photographs.
As always, this is YOUR project, too … you get to make up your own rules. Be creative. Post photos as often as you wish. Think outside the box of what each prompt means to you.
This project followed the following timeline:
Week 1 | Sleep
Week 2 | Start where you are
Week 3 | Set a daily intention
Week 4 | Rise Early
Week 5 | Unplug
Week 6 | Embrace the Moment
Week 7 | Notice the Details
Week 8 | Say Yes
Week 9 | Try Something New
Week 10 | Get Outside
Week 11 | Savor
Week 12 | Make Connections
Week 13 | Mind Your Words
Week 14 | Honor Your Body
Week 15 | Act like a Child
Week 16 | Seek Out Awe
Week 17 | Quiet Your Mind
Week 18 | Pay Attention
Week 19 | I Will Not
Week 20 | Trust Yourself
Week 21 | Working rest into a busy day
Week 22 | Slow Down
Week 23 | Make Space
Week 24 | Wake up to who you are
Week 25 | Seek out Simplicity
Week 26 | Use your senses
Week 27 | She let go
Week 28 | Find the Good
Week 29 | Start Living
Week 30 | Arrive Early
Week 31 | Surrender to Daily Routines
Week 32 | Embrace what Matters
Week 33 | Be Playful
Week 34 | Breathe Peace
Week 35 | Choose Joy
Week 36 | Be Open to the Lessons
Week 37 | Creating a Space for Stillness
Week 38 | Listen Up
Week 39 | Lose yourself in the moment
Week 40 | Accept the present moment
Week 41 | Kiss the Ground
Week 42 | Enjoy the Journey
Week 43 | Make Art
Week 44 | Set a Gratitude Intention
Week 45 | Be where you are
Week 46 | Do Less
Week 47 | Take comfort in the ordinary
Week 48 | Write a REAL to-do list
Week 49 | Be open to WONDERS
Week 50 | Create a Mantra for living
Week 51 | Kiss the Ground
Week 52 | Tell your story of right now.
Meet your leaders:
Shawn Fink is a writer and mama as well as the creative force behind the The Abundant Mama Project. She leads a peaceful movement of happy, mindful parents who are trying to wake up and change the world.
Beryl Ayn Young is a wife, mama, teacher, and photographer who offers photography lessons to nourish the mind, body, and soul over on her. Beryl believes in lifelong learning, photographic healing, and a glass half full perspective. She teaches and provides photo coaching aimed at teaching you how to improve your camera skills and cherish life’s journey. Check out her site for more information on her courses. Connect with Beryl over on Facebook, she’d love to meet you! Follow Beryl on Instagram.