If You Need to Be Social to Get Off the Couch
1. Revisit Your Summer Bucket List
Was there a trail you were planning to hike but never got around to? A mountain-biking day trip that never happened? It’s not too late to make good on the promises you made to yourself way back in June. Don’t let the calendar and a few degrees on the thermostat keep you down. Throw on a long-sleeved shirt, gather your friends, and check one more thing off your summer bucket list.
2. Get Nostalgic
According to Psychology Today, just remembering happy times can boost serotonin. The best way to dust off fond memories from our glory days? “Go outside and play,” McCall says. Kick a soccer ball with a few buddies, play a game of touch football, or hop into a pick-up basketball game.
3. Register for a Race
The cooler months are filled with obstacle courses, zombie runs, and fall-themed road races. Putting an event on your calendar will give you something to look forward to and help keep your training on track. Best part: You won’t have to hit the trail in 100-degree heat.