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Day 9: Go for a Walk

We are in phase two of our sustainable living challenge. The goal over the next week is to make simple changes to build the foundations for a more sustainable way of life.

Although today appears to be one of the easiest challenges, it may be quite difficult for some to make the time. Part of living sustainably is learning to appreciate our surroundings, which are not limited to our homes.

Today I challenge you to get outside for a walk. It is the second day of spring, making it perfect timing for a walk.

You can use this time outdoors in several ways:

  • Simply relax and think of nothing.
  • Consider all of the great things [and people] that make your life so wonderful
  • Consider all of the parts of life you would like to give more attention and the ones you’d like remove
  • Become more familiar with the neighborhood. Notice the wild fennel growing in the ditch, or the community garden hiding behind the run down fence.

Regardless of how you choose to use this time, use this exercise to benefit you! We allow life to become far too complicated. Sometimes we need to slow ourselves down to see what we’re missing and what needs to go.

I understand days are busy, especially in the middle of the week, but I encourage you to get outside on this beautiful spring day. Take a walk at lunch, before going into the house after work, or go as a family after dinner. And if you happen to find it relaxing or useful, it might be worth squeezing in a few days a week!

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