You know what I love? All the blog comments, emails, tweets, and facebook wall messages I’ve gotten telling me you’re enjoying and learning from One Simple Change. Thank you all so much for that.
I’ve gotten by far the biggest reaction to this post about drinking a glass of water first thing when you wake up. So I thought today I’d share another thing that’s not hard to do, but which can make a big difference in your life when you do it everyday: getting fresh air.
Now I am not telling you to go out and go for a super long run in the woods or anything. If that’s your thing, by all means keep doing it; but if it’s not, that’s fine, too. A brief walk, or even just sitting outside and breathing deeply, can honestly do wonders.
You see, the air we breath indoors- whether we are at home, at school, at work, in the car, etc.- is stagnant air. It’s not fresh. The air outside (for the most part) is fresh. And you want to get some fresh air circulating through your lungs every day. It’s refreshing. And cleansing. It’s good for the body, mind, and soul.
If you spend your entire life inside, you should find a way to spend some time outdoors everyday. Take a stroll alone, with your dog, or with a friend. Hang out with your kids in the yard. Or go to a park. Personally, when I need to get some fresh air and I don’t have time to go for a walk, I hang out with my chickens :)
If you can be outside and get some exercise in, as well, that’s great. But I am not telling you to exercise right now…I’m just telling you to go outside everday. And breath. Deeply. Fresh air. Are you “in”?