New Year’s Resolution- Park It; Plant it; Pedal it; Preserve it!

14 Jan

Post 10 of Be Brave. Lose the Beige’s 12 days of New Years Resolutions is Park it; Plant it; Pedal it; Preserve it!

The past couple of years have seen an emerging emphasis on buying and being “green”. While we do our part to recycle and conserve energy we either don’t really know what else to do for the effort or we think it all sounds a bit PCG (politically correct to be green). I have a proposal for the new year- Park it, pedal it, preserve it, at least on the occasional weekend. 

  You drive to work all week. Driving is boring and fraught with hassles. Why not leave the car in the garage and ride your bike wherever you need to go. Put saddlebags on your bike and only buy as many groceries as will fit into your bag..biking makes everyday chores more fun. Take a ride on a bike trail. You get the triple benefit of exercise, being outdoors, and actually getting to a destination. Bike riding is one of my favorite activities. I feel youthful and free like I did when I was a kid and my ticket to freedom was my bicycle. It’s a fun way to help protect the planet. 

Post 11 of Be Brave. Lose the Beiges 12 days of New Years Resolutions is “Throw Yourself a Tea Party”.

The white rabbit in Alice In Wonderland kept muttering…Im late, Im late for a very important date And I say, yes you are! That very important date is with yourself, at least once in a while. Its a great idea to take a break from stress and schedules and invite yourself out to a virtual tea party. If you dont want to actually host a tea party for your self complete with mismatched cups and saucers, tea sandwiches, and one rather toothy cat, why not envision some other kind of afternoon or evening date with yourself. It can be in whatever form you choose – a walk in the park, a shopping expedition, a spa treatment, a museum outing, a movie, rifling through an antique shop – whatever the activity, it should be one of your favorites and it should be done alone. Its amazing how little time we spend with ourselves and how rejuvenating it can be. Pamper your passions. This is your opportunity to be just a little bit selfish.

 

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