We are stoked that you have pledged to go out and play in 2016. On January 1, 2015 we took the same pledge and transformed our lives. We became happier and healthier through doing something that we enjoyed doing anyway. But the hardest part was getting started. If you are looking for advice to convince your kids and/or significant others to play along, check out our top tips for getting out the door (aka bribes and more bribes) or if you have more of a logical thinker on your hands, check out the documented health benefits of getting outside more.
If you’re just here for some inspiration, read on.
For the month of January, we will be highlighting one outdoor activity per day to fuel your fire as you commit to the outdoor lifestyle in 2016.
New Year’s Day is a day to ease into your new beginning. Many of us were up late. Many of us have overindulged for the holidays. Many of us are starting new things this week – be it exercise routines, diets, unplugging, or (ahem) getting outside more.
Today, ease into 2016 the way you ease into a piping warm hot spring. Start with just your toes. Get used to it a little. Slowly lower the rest of yourself in and then just lean back and soak it up. Take a deep breath. Relax, you’re here now. Sometimes the most important thing is just being here.
Getting outside can be just as simple. The most common question I get is, what should I do out there? And for today, my answer is absolutely nothing. Just soak it up. Just be there.
Today, ease into 2016 by savoring a quiet moment outside.
It could be in a lawn chair in your backyard. It could be perched on a perfectly flat rock at the top of your favorite hike. It could be huddled at a snow-covered picnic table somewhere you’ve never been before. Wherever you find yourself today, ease into it. Sit down outside and look around you. Take the moment to listen. Think about everything the new year symbolizes. Hear the wind, or the birds, or the water or the faraway voices. Take that deep breath. Soak it up.
Relax, you’re here now.
2016 is the start of something great. Welcome to a happier, healthier you. Welcome to 365Outside. Refresh your life.