A simple challenge to get outside for 30 minutes a day for a week.
Many studies have proven that being outside is a mood lifter. I have felt it myself on numerous occasions. The feel of the wind or the sunshine, the sound of the birds or the raindrops hitting my rain jacket, seeing the sharp contrast of bright blue sky and green leaves or blue water against golden winter rushes, the taste of salt air or the smell of the paper mill (just kidding about that last part). But you understand what I’m saying, being outside triggers all of your senses and makes you feel alert, alive, and euphoric.
I came up with this idea while on a hike yesterday. You can use this as a personal and private challenge or you can share your experiences on these pages by clicking on the links below. There is no particular date set, you are free to do this on your own time. So if you stumble on this page a year from now, you can still share your experiences and the Traveling Trail Mix community will be checking in to see how you are doing and cheer you on. I hope that by sharing our experiences we can inspire one another. Whether you find this task extremely difficult but get some good ideas from another reader or you are surprised by how easy it is to accomplish and want to make an effort to continue after the week is up, let us know!
When you’re ready to begin, here are your complicated instructions:
- Say, “Okay, I’m ready to begin”
- Spend 30 minutes a day outside for a week
- Share your experiences day by day (click on Day 1 to begin and share away), share your Reflections on the Week, read others’ experiences (click on the links below), and/or just do it!
- When the week is up, spend a few minutes reflecting on your experiences