Who's up for a Challenge

G’day and a warm welcome to the 18 DAY CHALLENGE. These challenges have been assisting blokes in Australia to get back on track since 2013. Each year topics have been added and the program improved. The 18 DAY CHALLENGE will provide a strong foundation to launch or relaunch your life.

Each day you will be introduced to a topic for thought, some topics you will already know, some topics will fire memories and others may be new. You simply mentally take note of the topics and then complete the PHYSICAL, MIND, SOCIAL and FOOD challenges. To strengthen the challenge, record the journey over the next 18 days in a journal. Memory is assisted if you note the positive changes that are about to occur in your life from participating.

To make it even more fun challenge your mates, work collegues, family and friends to complete the challenge together. The 18 Day Challenge will give you a new direction in life, inspire you and put a smile on your dial.

Disclaimer: The information provided in this 18 Day Challenge is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read/seen/heard here.

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Men’s Resource Centre (Inc.) 2018



What you think and feel will play a major role in how you live your life. Your conscious thoughts, reactions and emotional responses will be tested throughout your life. Life is a roller coaster of highs and lows, the key is how you react to both scenarios. When you are young the likely reaction is more knee jerk than considering options and finding the best solution. Self management is stepping back, checking for the best solution, creating a positive culture in your conscious thoughts and being aware that emotional responses need to be monitored. For a man, wisdom comes with age. Brain development can take up to 27 years. Managing thoughts and feelings is a lifetime priority for happiness.

TODAY’S PHYSICAL CHALLENGE: Take a 10 minute walk during your lunch break, before or after work. Make it snappy to get the blood flowing.

TODAY’S MIND CHALLENGE: Consider all the conversations you have had over the last week. Are there any that stand out where you have felt strong emotions in the wake of the conversation? From today, take notice of how you respond during the conversation. Try not to think ahead to what you are going to say, really listen to the speaker, hear what they are saying before responding.

TODAY’S SOCIAL CHALLENGE: Have a social laugh with a friend or family member, it’s easy, think of the last time something put a smile on your dial and share it. Laughter is good for the entire human system and there should be more of it.

TODAY’S FOOD CHALLENGE: Broccoli is a choice vegetable to put past your smiling gear. If you cannot obtain some broccoli exchange it for any green vegetable including spinach, brussel sprouts or kale. Do your body a favour feed it green.

  • Life is a roller coaster, step out of the square and have a look to see how you are dealing with reactions and emotions.

  • Get your legs moving today.

  • Check in on your conversations and responses.

  • Have a laugh, it is free.

  • Go green for goodness.