Yes! The Challenge helps develop new habits and hard wire pathways in the brain that reduce stress, improve focus and performance, and enhance teamwork and communications. It might be possible to notice change right after a Take 5, such as feeling more calm, or less stressed
The effects of mindfulness training are cumulative, meaning every minute of practice is like money in the bank— it all counts, so the more we put in, the greater the return. That's why the 30 day Challenge sets up opportunities to disrupt daily routines and build positive pathways, so it will be easier to get into the Zone and stay there longer.
Neuroscience teaches us that neurons that fire together, wire together. This means that when we habitually make certain associations or connections in our brains, they become stronger each time. It doesn't matter if they’re positive or negative. We'll be working on these connections, developing more positive pathways and trying to stop reinforcing pathways that take us out of the Zone.