Do you have any monthly traditions?
Monthly traditions can be a great tool to stay motivated. They can keep you excited and best of all mentally, socially, spiritually, and physically healthy.
My wife Cassie and I have made a couple monthly traditions lately that keep us looking forward to our exciting time together. One of our monthly traditions is going to the beach on the first Saturday or Sunday of each month.
Below I list a few things that can get your imagination going on what you can do for YOUR monthly tradition. These recommendations will be in different categories positively affecting your overall health.
Participate in a monthly 5k/10k. These can be a lot of fun while improving your health and fitness. You can also do these with friends to work on your social health!
Go on a bike ride with friends and family
Take your significant other on a dinner date. Make it healthy; lots of veggies, low carb, no desserts or alcohol.
Work on your spiritual health and go to church or meditate on the beach. Many of you already do this more than just one hour a month, but if you aren’t it will give you some peace, clarity, and direction.
Donate your time and energy to a non-profit organization helping those in need.
Make sure to always consider the health implications of your choice. Don’t choose monthly “ladies night”, drink too much, and sabotage your health. An alternative would be a “girls day out” and have a healthy lunch followed by a mani’s and pedis. Fellas, likewise; don’t have a golf outing where you throw back a 6-pack on the front 9 as you drunk drive off the cart path. Instead, choose to walk the course drinking water.
There are endless monthly traditions you can establish. Pick one that you can maintain, brings you and others joy, and ultimately makes you a healthier person.