Thank you for choosing to start your Tuesday with a Chooseday mindset.
Picture this: Let's say you're bored out of your mind reading this email (although we hope not!), then you reach for your device to counter that boredom. This might happen around 2617 times a day, according to a study which also found that Aussies spend 2.5 hours on their phones each day! Yes, we use our phones for different reasons - such as to reply to a message or call someone. But whenever we're bored, it's become an involuntary action to distract ourselves by using our phones to scroll through the news or social media in order to fill that void of boredom. Unfortunately, not allowing ourselves to feel bored also prevents us from being able to reflect, do our best work and manifest some of our best ideas. People lament about being bored, but it's more about letting yourself get into your "flow state" which takes approximately 23 minutes. Today, let's choose boredom as a vehicle to be more inspired, let our ideas flow better and be more present in what's really going on around us. Put away the device for a few hours and go for a walk instead. You'll be surprised at how invigorated you'll feel when you've experienced the flow state that can make you more positive and productive. Let's embrace boredom and go with the flow...
Still can't resist touching your device? Help a cause or find out more about this week's International Observance Days instead!
BOREDOM BUSTERS FOR THE KIDS!
Yes boredom is good, but sometimes it doesn't help when it involves children with cystic fibrosis who are admitted to Brisbane-based hospitals. For this reason, Cystic Fibrosis Queensland (CFQ) goes around with bags of goodies called 'Boredom Buster Bags'. These bags are filled with activities, toys, treats and much more to help kids through their hospital visit. Hospital visits are really tough on CF kids - especially during Christmas. Purchase a 'Bust kids' boredom' and help to make these visits a little more bearable.
BRIGHT PINK LIPSTICK DAY (Sept 16th)
Around 5% of all breast cancers and up to 15% of invasive ovarian cancers can be explained by an inherited gene fault in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes. Women who carry the gene fault have up to an 87% chance of breast cancer, and up to 50% of ovarian cancer. Pink Hope is a charity that aims to inspire women to be proactive and vigilant with their breast and ovarian health, while providing a safe haven for high-risk women to connect.
CLEAN UP THE WORLD WEEKEND (SEPT 16th)
Clean Up the World partners with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to inspire and empower communities to "clean up, fix up and conserve their local environment" through carrying out initiatives ranging from waste removal and tree planting to water and energy conservation projects. Check out our local charity, Clean Up Australia that helps to educate us with practical solutions to keep Australia clean and help us live more sustainably.
The GoodCompany Volunteer Mystery Bus hit the streets in August!
WHAT A WAY TO WRAP UP THE WEEK ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 12TH!
The team from Toyota Motor Corporation went on the GoodCompany Volunteer Mystery Bus for corporate team Building to make a massive difference at Ronald McDonald House Charities.
Here's what the volunteers made to help the charity:
60 Anzac cookies
56 sausage rolls
36 zucchini slices
24 pin wheels
10 garlic twists
400 colouring packs
200 cutlery packs
6 clean windows
200 sheets folded
Find out how you can your team can get onboard to Drive Change too!
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