The 8 Day Challenge:

Are you ready?

What is the 8 Day Challenge?

The 8 Day Challenge is way to challenge yourself to meditate every day for 8 days. Tens of thousands of people have taken part in this challenge on their own.

We’ve had a huge response from this, and we’re now working on a new 8 Day Challenge with daily reminders, videos and guided mindfulness, all within your smartphone.

Why do this?

Mindfulness has been shown to help reduce stress, to strengthen the immune system, to reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety, and to help people lead happier and more purposeful lives. It has measurable benefits on learning, memory, concentration, creativity and overall psychological wellbeing. This is no joke, there are thousands of studies that support this.

How do you do this?

First off, are you ready?

If you decide to take part in this challenge, but then miss a day, just get back on track. Ignore unhelpful thoughts about not doing it properly, and refocus.

Be flexible with yourself.

If you’re ready, follow the four steps below.


1. First off, let me know in writing by leaving me a comment below.

2. Make a ritual. Same time, same place every day. Be flexible with it, but make a commitment to yourself. Write this down:

I am committing to the 8 Day Challenge.
I plan to do this at around … (time) every day.
I will practise at … (location).

If you think this could be helpful, you can include this here:

I also commit to being flexible with myself. This includes making changes to this plan if necessary, and getting back on track if I slip up.

3. Choose one of the selected tracks from Mindfulness: The Art of Being Human. If you want a bigger challenge, you could purchase the full app with the longer tracks.

4. Now tell a friend or family member. Science demonstrates that you’re  more likely to commit to a goal if you write it down and, even more so, if you tell someone about it.

Thank you for taking part in this! Share your commitment and your thoughts in the comments below.



  • Melody Brooke

    Hey Ruben, thank you for the inspiration! i’ve set a reminder as i am forgetful but i want this to become second nature, so important to carve out some me time, everyday! great to meet you and thank you for food for thought, i’ll give you an update in 8 days time-namaste

  • Peter Schaffler


  • John

    Thanks for this opportunity Reuben. Looking forward to the new 8 Day Challenge too! I commit to 10 minutes a day for 8 days after I wake up. Cheers 🙂

  • Lee

    Hi Rheuben, I am committing to starting the 8 day challenge…..tomorrow at 7am…not today, too many alarms going off today.

  • Lorna

    I’m going to do the 8 day challenge

  • Mary

    OK, I’m in.
    8 Day Challenge here we go.

  • Ron

    Starting now

  • Rachael

    I’m starting the 8 day challenge!
    Life is a bit tough at the minute (nothing that I can directly change nor can leave behind either), I’m feeling a little bogged down. and I need to be present every minute to soak up enjoy my little 4mth old, so I’m taking the 8day challenge with the hope this becomes a daily ritual for me!

  • Jane

    I’ve just kicked off the 8 day challenge. I’m finding mindfulness a huge help in going through IVF 😊

  • Frannie

    Starting today – thank you 🙏

  • I am committed to the 8-day challenge.

  • Peter

    Completed 8 day challenge, found process useful, but does take practice and discipline..
    Some days experience was better then others, or was more meaningful…

    Guess doing this continuously would free a person up. Will continue…

    Be nice if I could get some feed back????

  • Sahil

    I have taken up 8 day challenge. I will meditate everyday in the morning. Should there be any time when I miss morning meditation, I will meditate for four minutes at any time of the same day.

  • Ruth

    Up for the challenge🙂

  • Hey! I am committing to the 8 Day Challenge!! From Brasil!! I thank you to have appeared on my Instagram profile =)

  • Kristine Reid

    Hi Reuben. I am going to give the 8 day free 10 minute challenge a try. Will not be spending money.

  • Karlene

    Starting today 13 oct!