Do you ever have days where you just desperately crave the outdoors? Lately I have just wanted to be outside at all times. I want to hike and walk and sit and look and listen and do allllll the things… outside. Unfortunately, these past few weeks have been filled with immense amounts of rain and in turn, a ton of Georgia humidity. But honestly, there is nothing that curbs my anxiety like being active outdoors. In fact, there are times where the only thing I can do is strap my shoes on and run. Run away from my stresses and problems (real or exaggerated in my head.) Do you have anything that is your go to for anxiety relief?
My goal this summer is to get outside more often. Whether it be to hike Stone Mountain, walk the dogs or just sit on the porch, I need more fresh air and vitamin D. I need a breeze and some rays.
Here are some other goals this summer:
Hit up the lake a couple times.
Growing up, we were in the water pretty much all summer. We were water babies from birth, and I want to get back to that.
Take the dogs to at least one new trail.
Georgia and Luna literally jump for joy when we bust out the leashes. We can barely calm them long enough to get their harnesses on. I want to take them out more and let them sniff new places.
Go on a picnic.
This one might be difficult because I HATE dealing with bugs while I eat. It just grosses me out. (One reason I refuse to camp)
Make new blessing bags.
I used to always keep a few bags with basic essentials in them and maybe a Mcdonald’s gift card and some snacks. Whenever I saw someone in need, I would offer them a bag. I want to be able to do that again.
Sign up for a short track triathalon.
I get bored easily when it comes to fitness. I get burned out and easily distracted when I don’t have a goal. I want to have something to work towards this summer.
That’s really all I have for now. Other than things like, get to the bottom of the laundry pile or get rid of these mounds of clothes that I don’t wear. Oh well. Baby steps, right?
What about you? Do you have any mini-goals for the summer?