Can’t find the time to hike? The (almost) fail-safe rule you need to follow
Do you love hiking [or, insert favourite past-time here]? But you struggle to find the time to actually get out there and do it?
I have a rule that I follow to get me out there. One that almost never fails.
Want to know what that is?
I lock it in. I add the date and time to my diary and I make it happen.
I take a look at what else I’ve got on that week/day, and I work around it. Two hours on Wednesday morning, while your 4 year old is a kinder? Great! When you drop them off, already have your hiking shoes and comfy clothes on. Choose a trail that you can get to (and around) in the time you have – and do it! You don’t live close enough to a trail? Maybe there’s a lake, the beach, or somewhere else nice close by?
OK, so what happens if you put it in your diary, and something else comes up last minute?
Be honest with yourself – is this really preventing you from going for a hike? (I once missed a gym session because I had a sore finger. True story). If it is a valid reason, accept that it wont happen as planned – but put a new time/date in straight away. Do it right then and there – before something else comes up.
Go on…go and grab your diary now (or look at your electronic diary). Even if its for 1 or 2 weeks from now. Then lock in a date and time.
Then do what you need to do to make it happen.
Spring Hiking Trip Dates & Locations now confirmed!
Trip 1 – Great Ocean Walk, Ryans Den to Twelve Apostles
Saturday 19th September – Monday 21st September (arrive Friday 18th)
Trip 2 – Grampians
Saturday 3rd October – Sunday 4th October (arrive Friday 2nd)
Trip 3 – Great Ocean Walk, Apollo Bay to Blanket Bay
Saturday 17th October – Sunday 18th October (arrive Friday 16th)
I’m still working out the final details, so to register your interest (and be first to know once details are sorted), email Sam at firstname.lastname@example.org