Every month I make a post with my goals for that month. In September one of them was to take a walk outside every day (weather permitting). There was really no reason behind it other than I really love walks and wanted to see if it was something I could keep up with. I am great about working out every day but I wanted to add this in. What I did not expect was what I would learn taking walks outside every day for a month.
What I Learned Taking Walks Outside Every Day For A Month
It’s healing: There were days I did not feel my best and going for the walks really made me feel better. The fresh air and Vitamin D really work wonders and I was so surprised by just how good I felt all around after each walk. Even when it was 100+ degrees outside. I always felt great after.
It’s therapeutic: If you are in a bad mood or having a bad day I promise you a walk outside will fix it immediately. The combo of the fresh air, sun, and sounds of nature are SO SOOTHING!
It gave me time for things I love: I love listening to music and podcasts and I don’t get to do that a ton. So this became a huge time of podcast listening for me. I was able to catch up on some of my favorites and find new ones I really loved. I also used this time to catch up with friends via phone calls or Marco Polo.
It was THE BEST break: Working from home I sit in front of a computer most of the day. When I am not in front of the computer I am doing laundry, making lunches, running errands, etc. To me having this 45-60 minutes every day where I knew I got a break was key. The time I went changed every day so it was great to go when I felt like I was hitting a wall.
I have decided to continue this into October and so far so good on walks. I find that it’s something I really look forward to every day and it really makes me so happy. I really encourage everyone to try taking walks outside every day for a month and see what happens!