It’s Time to #Try209 May 2016
This month is National Walking Month and, although we’ve got an office full of fairly active people, we spend a good deal of our time during week sat behind our computer screens. That’s why quite a few of us have taken up Living Streets’ #Try20 challenge—it’s easy, all you have to do is make an effort to walk for 20 minutes every day in the month of May.
Starting out last week, we had a lot of people walking up to the shop as an easy way to fit in those 20 minutes and I have to admit to having a quick stroll around the business park during lunch just to tick that box (and get the chance to have a bit of time to think through some particularly puzzling projects).
After a few days, though, treading this same route got a little old, so we decided to try something a bit more entertaining. Once again inspired by Living Streets, we starting having little competitions…
We had people getting up close and personal with nature…
while others prefered a longer shot of the landscape.
Our city-dwellers went for more of an urban jungle motif.
And we think Danny and Billy just got lost looking for the pub.
With these mini-activities and competitions, everyone who participated was able to easily get those 20 minutes of walking…or more for the folks who took up some extra challenges, including walking to/from home every day.
And more importantly than just achieving our #Try20 goals, we got out from behind our screens for a few minutes here and there, getting our legs working again and our eyes re-adjusted to natural light.
Some fresh air and sunlight can do wonders for your mood, I personally think we’ve been a much happier office since we started the #Try20 challenge.
Although I originally hail from northern California, as soon as I arrived in Yorkshire I knew it was the place for me! At OpenCRM, I started out in the Business Development team, and then moved into compliance and Q&A because I love telling people what to do…ok, that’s not the real reason, but it makes for a good bio one-liner. When I’m not in the office, you can usually find me tramping through the dales, crafting, gardening, or with my nose in a book.