Colin O’Brady: Global 12-Hour Walk Day

Colin O’Brady is a 10-time world record breaking explorer, New York Times Bestselling author and entrepreneur. He’s a world-renowned expert on mindset who has worked with the biggest brands and brightest minds including Nike, Google, Amazon, JPMorgan, Harvard, and Yale. From overcoming a severe burn injury that left him nearly unable to walk to becoming the first person to cross Antarctica solo, unsupported and fully-human powered, rowing a boat across the treacherous Drake Passage, and summiting Mount Everest twice.

O’Brady is organizing the Global 12-Hour Walk Day on January 6, 2024.  As noted in a recent Forbes article, “The health benefits of walking are well-documented and vast, ranging from strengthening the heart, improving blood circulation and enhancing overall physical endurance to boosting mood and mental acuity.

“While walking with headphones has become a norm for many, a new trend known as silent walking is emerging. The idea is to go for a walk alone and unplug from technology while simultaneously immersing yourself in your physical environment. This tweak to your walking routine is touted to have several mental health benefits by those who advocate for it.”

The basic structure of the Global 12-Hour Walk Day is to:

  • Commit – Choose a day for your walk and put it on your calendar. Don’t move it! Your journey starts with keeping a single promise to yourself.
  • Record – Take a short video and set an intention—how you hope this walk will help you improve your mindset and live your best life.
  • Unplug – Set your phone to airplane mode on your walk. No texts, music, podcasts, social media, or alerts. Access maps and timers through the 12-Hour Walk app and forget the rest.
  • Walk – Walk out your front door and stay out for 12 hours, alone, in silence. Streets, trails, beaches or city sidewalks—choose the route that speaks to you.
  • Rest – Listen to your body and take breaks as often as you like, for as long as you need. The 12-Hour Walk isn’t a race. It doesn’t matter if you walk one mile or fifty.
  • Reflect – Take another video when you finish to reflect on the mental marathon you’ve just completed. How do you feel? What did you discover? What do you now feel capable of with your Possible Mindset™?

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