2013 Resolutions

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.

New Growth

new growth on a cactus

new growth on a cactus

new growth on an evergreen tree

Did you make a New Year’s Resolution?

3 thoughts on “2013 Resolutions”

  1. I applaud that you have found something that works for you. What I do is more like monthly goals, too, but not as well structured as what you do. In ways it’s more like trying to be mindful about something until it becomes more routine (and therefore not mindful again. Hmm. Have to think about that one).

  2. Good luck with your goal.

    After recent health issues, I have realized that even walking can become difficult as one becomes older. The things we take for granted, and all that.


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