Each week, Be Better Movement wants to feature some of our active participants completing the challenges around the country. We all come from different places, different life experiences and different cultures, but have one thing in common. We are committed to turn self improvement into global improvement. We hope that you become inspired by the stories told.
Hello! My name is Lauren Hall. I am a mother of two kids, soon to be three, ages three and under. I am excited about this week’s challenge: PLAY. I knew I could successfully complete the challenge and that it would not only benefit me, but my children as well. As a mom of little ones, the meal prep, cleanup, dishes, laundry, sticky counters, dirty floors, etc. seem never ending. Our entire day can be, and typically is, consumed by these daily “chores.” I have a hard time setting these tasks aside and allowing myself to play without any other distractions or to-do’s.
What I loved most about this challenge is that it goes hand-in hand with one of my New Year’s resolutions. This year I made a resolution to play and focus on my children for the first 30 minutes of our day before giving any of my attention to chores, housework, and meal prep. It has made a world of difference in how our day goes. The “love language” of one of my children is quality time and physical touch. Through the simple act of “play,” I can fill up her cup, so to speak. The challenge helped keep me more aware and conscious of setting some of the less important things aside and giving my attention to the most important people in my life. I really enjoyed the time I spent playing with my children this week, and I hope to continue setting aside time on a daily basis to be the fun and silly mom they love me to be.
I am so happy to be a part of the Be Better Movement. This is my second year completing the challenges. The challenges are easy to fit into my busy schedule, and they are little weekly reminders to constantly think about bettering myself while also making a global impact. Raising money for the charity Every Mother Counts definitely helps motivate me to complete the challenges. I had an experience seeing first hand the labor and delivery rooms in Kenya, and it’s an image I will never forget. (see pic). I love that the members involved in both the Be Better Movement and Every Mother Counts are dedicated to helping mothers worldwide have the care they need during childbirth.
Whether it’s to better yourself, your family, or to make a global impact, I invite you to participate with me in the Be Better Movement. I promise, you have nothing to lose and a lot to gain.