The end is nigh! There are only four more days to go in my #14daymantramemechallenge and I’m still waiting to reach enlightenment – although the challenge hasn’t finished just yet! If you have some catching up to do, check out Part 1 and Part 2.
Stay tuned for the final wrap-up on Monday July 13, and read below for the antics of days 8 to 10…
Day 8: “Self confidence is the best outfit, rock it and own it.”
It’s Monday and I’m really not feelin’ it today. We head down to our local and I buy a coffee the size of my head.
I get stuck into emails and before I know it… BAM! It’s 6.30pm and I have a netball game in half an hour… I’m thinking I’ve really missed the boat with this mantra.
Once again, I consult the housemates for how I can take it on with such little time left in the day.
“It’s obvious,” says one. “You have to get naked!”
Seriously, what is with these suggestions??
I politely reject this idea and ask if she has any other thoughts.
She rummages around in her cupboard and she pulls out a unicorn onesie that she bought in Topshop overseas.
“Done”, she beams.
Cool, I guess I’m wearing this to netball. Wait, isn’t this meme all about self-confidence? Ahem, I mean, “YEAH! I’m gonna rock this onesie!”
The onesie turns out to be a success in the end – it’s “warm and stylish” as one of our Instagram followers points out, and worked wonders as a distraction tactic against the opposing team… Yay!
Day 9: “Not all girls are made of sugar, spice and everything nice. Some girls are made of sarcasm, wine and everything fine.”
Today, I am going to endeavour to be as fancy as possible.
And this means taking this mantra literally – wine and all, darrrling.
Dressed in the most ridiculous get up (think fur coat, diamante-encrusted jewellery that I scrounged from the back of my cupboard and red lipstick), I grab Journo Jane and we make a beeline for the fanciest lunch we can get without a booking.
We order vintage Chandon Rose, Coffin Bay oysters and the most ridiculously large platter of sushi and sashimi.
After some sarcastic banter and confused glances from other patrons, we leave the restaurant with the feeling that a food coma is imminent, but happy nonetheless.
Day 10: “It’s amazing how great your day can go if you simply just have a positive outlook on things.”
I’m out of the office today, on a famil in Logan - to be exact. What’s that you say? It’s an experience which aims to ‘familiarise’ journalists with a particular region, product or package. In this case, it’s Logan.
Now, I’m sure there may be all manner of comments that could arise here… But today, I have a positive outlook and keeping an open mind to new things.
Our first stop on the famil is to experience the Chung Tian Temple in Priestdale. Our tour guide Ling Ling Soh walks us through the beautiful temple and tells us of Buddhist teachings of mindfulness, and the importance to slow down and appreciate the present moment.
We also take part in a Tea Ceremony, which we learn, is like a sort of meditation for Buddhists. Everything from the smell to the taste has such a calming effect. I leave feeling relaxed and positive, and I feel this experience has really helped me embrace today’s mantra.
Stay tuned for the last four days and follow the hashtag #14daymantramemechallenge on Instagram for updates.