2017 is right around the corner. This means a fresh start, with new adventures and opportunities on the horizon. It’s the time to look back on this past year, celebrate our triumphs, and reflect on our favorite memories. And it’s the time to think about what went well and what we can do to make the next year even better.
Here at OTBT Shoes, we’ve resolved to make 2017 the year of living life in motion. We’re not content to sit around and let things happen to us. We’re taking life by the horns, staying active, and seeking out new experiences every day.
Want to live this life in motion with us? Here’s 10 resolutions we invite you to make this year:
A beautiful sunrise sets a great tone for the day. Also, getting up earlier will give you extra hours of daylight you wouldn’t have had, so you can go off on more adventures and get more stuff done.
Cut all the processed and junk food out of your life and replace it with healthier choices. Load up on veggies, fruits, nuts, and all-natural grains. You’ll be surprised at how much energy you’ll have!
It’s a great way to get fresh air, exercise, and some beautiful, scenic views. Seek out local parks or trails and make it a part of your weekly or monthly routine. For extra fun, take friends along!
If running is what you love, this is a great resolution to work toward. Training up for the run will keep you active and healthy, and once it’s done you’ll feel a great sense of accomplishment. Talk about a life in motion!
And by travel, we don’t mean head off to a new foreign country every weekend. Take a drive down an unfamiliar road just to see where it leads, or check out a farmer’s market in a neighboring town. Seeing more of the world around you can be just as rewarding as a trip out of the country.
We don’t often regret taking too many pictures; it’s more likely that we regret not taking enough. Make sure to document not only the important, big moments in life, but also the little day-by-day experiences as well. Someday you’ll look back and be happy you did.
When it comes down to it, what we remember most about life is not the “stuff” we’ve obtained over the years, but the places we’ve been, the connections we’ve made, the feelings we felt, and the laughter we’ve shared. Resolve to make this year less about material goods, and more about valuable experiences. Or, to put it in travel terms, pack less and do more.
Everyone needs a good, old-fashioned digital detox every now and then. Take a day off from social media, the Internet, tv, and your smartphone. Spend the day away from the screen and out in the real world.
It doesn’t have to be elaborate. Just take some time at the end of each night to recall the details of your day and jot them down in your favorite notebook or journal. It’ll give you something to look back on and smile about your favorite memories.
Getting a good night’s rest is essential to living a life in motion. Eight restful hours of sleep will restore your body and renew your mind, giving you the energy you need to take on the day. Make this a priority, and it will make all the difference in the world.
Are there any resolutions you’ll be working toward this year? Share them with us on Facebook and Instagram, and you’ll be entered into our New Year’s Giveaway for a chance to win a free pair of shoes from our Travel Lite collection. Contest ends January 3rd.
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