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Extension Refocus Challenge – Oct. 12-31

Don’t forget about the Extension Refocus Challenge!  

  1. Make the Time: Intentional scheduling of things that matter most for physical health and well-being (e.g., walking (steps), hiking, biking, Zumba, etc.)    
  2. Disconnect and Reconnect: Shutting off technology and social media and reconnecting with others old school (e.g., phone calls, writing letters and sending cards, reinstating family meals) or simply turning off the technology and putting phones away and enjoying ways to reconnect with friends, nature, or a lost hobby.    
  3. Close your Eyes: Meditation and reflection (e.g., daily meditation, visualization, deep breathing).    

How to qualify: Send an email to Laurie Ward ( between Nov. 1 and Nov. 6 with the type of challenge you chose and what your approach to the challenge was. We will choose four winners from each category with the most inspiring, fun, creative, or consistent refocus approach. We will share your strategies and successes with our Extension colleagues (unless you ask us not to) to inspire ongoing reset and refocus moments.