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Today's challenge from Cumbria Libraries celebrates rest as a creative act…
The Cumbria Libraries Outreach Team invited community members to get together and join a creative workshop hosted by 64 Million Artists to come up with the challenges you'll find from them this month. Pictured below is the workshop in action and some of the creative acts the group enjoy!
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“Our creative challenges involve taking a pause and switching to a different mode for a while, whether that’s giving ourselves some comfort or allowing time for creative thoughts to flow. We all need to indulge ourselves sometimes and we believe that taking some time out is not a ‘guilty’ pleasure, but it can restore us, help us see another perspective and lead us to solutions.”

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Take the time - whether it's 5 minutes minutes or longer - to chill out today!
Close your eyes, watch your favourite movie, build a blanket fort, read a book, listen to your favourite podcast. However you find it, find a small way to relax.
Welsh Translation: 
Dal ar y cyfle - boed hynny'n bum munud neu'n hwy - i gael hoe heddiw! 
Cau dy lygaid, gwylia dy hoff ffilm, adeilada gaer blancedi, darllen lyfr, gwranda ar dy hoff bodlediad... sut bynnag gelli ei wneud o, ffindia ryw ffordd fach o ymlacio.
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How might you continue creative rest through the week ahead? 
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Share your response with friends and family and invite them to join in! 
Share your responses with #TheJanuaryChallenge #64MillionArtists on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. 
Read our top tips for accessible sharing on social media here. 

A note from 64 Million Artists: 
There is no wrong or right way to take part in The January Challenge. People take part in all sorts of ways! Here are some examples: 
  • Sharing the challenges with your community group or workplace  and creating responses together
  • Creating a WhatsApp group with friends or family to share responses
  • Sharing responses on social media in our friendly Facebook Group, or on Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #TheJanuaryChallenge
  • Individually, keeping responses to yourself 
Anything goes. 
There is no pressure to complete the challenge everyday of the month, if simply reading the prompt brings new thoughts each day, or you create a physical response 31 days of the month, we encourage you to take part in a way that works best for you!

See you tomorrow, 
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from the team at 64 Million Artists
P.s. Why not invite a friend to join The January Challenge and kickstart a little connection with others?