Keep your New Year’s resolutions with the help of geocaching

The start of a new year presents a great opportunity for setting new resolutions and goals, but as January fades into February, sticking to those resolutions can get a little tough. Resolutions are easier to follow through on if they’re specific and involve some fun, so why not incorporate the specific fun of geocaching into your goals for the new year? Read on and get tips for keeping five common New Year’s resolutions with the help of geocaching.

  1. Spend more time with family and friends
    Geocaching is an activity that offers fun for everyone. Invite your friends and family along on your geocaching outings and every outing will become quality time with people you care about.
  2. Reduce your stress levels
    Recent research shows that a one hour walk through nature can lower stress. Motivate yourself to take that walk once a week by turning your one hour nature walk into a geocaching outing. You’ll have the satisfaction of finding new caches and the sense of calm that only time spent outside can provide.
  3. Exercise more
    No need to buy a new gym membership. Start seeing how many nearby caches you can find and you might be surprised how much walking distance you can cover on a geocache or Adventure outing. You’ll improve your physical fitness as you increase your find count.
  4. Spend time “off the grid”
    We could all probably benefit from spending less time on the internet. With the Premium feature of offline Lists, geocaching is a fun activity that you can take part in even if you’re offline. Create and download offline lists and turn your geocaching time into offline time.
  5. Discover new places
    If your resolution is to see more new places in the new year, Adventure Lab® can be a great helper. Whether you want to discover new places nearby or in far off destinations, Adventures will take you on tours that show hidden gems and major highlights of all kinds of places. If you haven’t tried out Adventures yet, download the app and see what you can discover!

Do you have any geocaching goals or resolutions for 2023? Share in the comments below!

Genevieve is a Marketing Associate at Geocaching HQ.