Between April and June, we’re committing to the 1% challenge – improving just 1% per day for 70 days.

Why 70 days?
Because on the 70th day (17th June) Justin is running a 70 mile ultramarathon throughout Hadrian’s Wall country as part of Rat Race event and he’s raising money for… us!

Fundraising efforts
We try to keep our programmes, events, courses and resources free wherever possible, so this money will help us cover our costs for the event and will also add to our general funds.

We believe that small, consistent improvements can lead to significant progress over time, and while we can’t all do a 70 mile ultramarathon, like Justin, we can do something.

Here are a few suggested activities using the 1% daily improvement principle:

  • Exercise: Commit to doing just 1% more exercise each day for 70 days. This could be as simple as adding an extra minute to your workout or going for a short walk in the morning. Join our Strava group for extra support and a few more virtual cheerleaders on your side.
  • Reading: Read for just 1% longer each day for 70 days. This could mean adding an extra page to your reading time or setting a goal to finish a book by the end of the challenge.
  • Learning a new skill: Commit to spending just 1% more time each day learning a new skill. This could be anything from practicing a language to learning a new instrument.
  • Gratitude: Write down one thing you’re grateful for each day and commit to finding something new to be grateful for each day for 70 days.
  • Meditation: Commit to meditating for just 1% longer each day for 70 days. Start with a few minutes and work your way up to a longer practice over time.

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