Some years I make resolutions and some I don’t. This past year I had better luck with monthly resolutions, or rather a specific focus for a month.
For 2013 I have decided to make just one resolution.
I will walk daily.
That’s it. Simple, right? No specifics. No time lengths. Just walk.
Actually, the intention is to walk outdoors, but that is not going to always be possible. So any walk will fulfill the resolution. Any place. Any duration.
So far, by January 8th, I have walked six out of eight days. Not too bad, as resolutions go. And one of those days I got in two walks! Even better!
The main goal for walking is to feel healthier. Weight loss, if that should occur, would be a wonderful side benefit. Mostly, though, I know that walking will help manage the anxiety issues that have cropped up this past year. I know I am calmer when I get outside in the fresh air and sunshine and reconnect with nature. That’s not to say that there is a lot of nature to be found just outside my door, which is where I normally end up walking, but even here in suburbia, nature can be found, as evidenced by these pictures I took during yesterday’s walk.
Did you make a New Year’s Resolution?