#31DaysofBlackMinimalism | Week 1 | May 1 - 7
Welcome to Week 1 of the #31DaysofBlackMinimalism challenge. The challenge takes place on Instagram, but we’ll post each week’s prompts here, every Wednesday. Let’s go!
Today kicks off the start of #31DaysofBlackMinimalism, hosted by @blkminimalists and @jessmyoung and we're showing off how we celebrate! It's also Black Minimalists' 2nd Anniversary!
Whether it's trying something new, marking the anniversary of a practice or occasion, or even just because we're feeling good, there are all kinds of ways to show and express #blackjoy.
Snap a pic of your #celebration today and make sure you tag us!
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In addition to our #31DaysofBlackMinimalism kickoff, yesterday was #MayDay also known as #InternationalWorkersDay wherein hundreds of thousands of folx in #Chicago went on strike to win an eight-hour work day. Additionally, on May 1st, 1865, Black folx in Charleston, SC held the first Memorial Day in the US to honor the fallen Union soldiers.
Our #minimalism practice is in pursuit of our energetic, physical, individual, and communal happiness and liberation. Many have sacrificed so we might have the rights and blessings that we do.
Show us your #remembrance for #fallenacestors on this day: are you wearing red or making an altar, or even just observing a moment of silence? How are you observing #gratitude for those who have made the greatest sacrifice?
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#booksbooksbooks Books are a symbol of learning, a passport to another time and place, and even a memento of how a story landed in our hearts and lives at a time.
You ever notice how when you're visiting a new place, you always scope out what's on the shelf? Show us your books! But not just any books, those special reads you know are worth holding onto in your #minimalistjourney. When you repurpose or share the books you've let go, it makes the books you've kept seem extra special.
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The #newmoon is upon us, providing the opportunity to be a bit quieter, to reflect on the coming cycle, and to set intentions for our goals and desires.
As a part of #31DaysofBlackMinimalism, how does it look to set a #ritual and intention of #lettinggo for you? Ritual need not involve many steps and pieces. Show us your ritual space, #ritualobject and #ritualpractice. How are you meeting this new moon?
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Movement is important to our whole well-being. This posture, #suptabaddhakonasana is one of Jessica's favorites, and you can even do it in bed! For a little extra stress relief, make sure you use a couple of pillows underneath the spine and a blanket behind the skull so the back, neck, and head are supported. Once you get into the shape, close your eyes, relax your breath, and practice being still. Nothing like a little #restorativeyoga to make #SelfcareSunday complete. Try it, snap a pic, and tag us!
How can this practice of #31DaysofBlackMinimalism help us zero in on our #values and #priorities this spring? Whether your value is personal, professional, physical or spiritual, take some time this month to get clear on what you value, and how #minimalism moves you closer to it and helps avoid distractions.
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Does your #spiritualpractice have a hand in your #minimalismpractice? Whether you pray, throw coins, throw cards, read tea leaves, or just sit and #listenwithin, a spiritual practice can support us in all kinds of life moments.
Show us a sample of your spiritual practice: whether it's movement-based or static, #propheavy or #minimal, how do you connect with What Is Greater?
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