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New Year, New Norm: 4 Chillbo Resolutions to Help You Win 2021

Posted by Julian Fishman on
Chillbo Adventure Journals

Between everything that has gone on, 2020 has been an absolute shit storm… to say the least. Let’s be hopeful that the new year will bring a year of thrilling adventure and chillaxing for all.


It’s time to say hello to a new year, with a new norm. We’re here to give you resolutions that are safe to commit too, even with Covid out and about. 

2021 is a fresh beginning, so let’s resolve to give this new norm a damn good crack and make it call us, Daddy.

Here are a few resolutions to give us a good start. 


1. Spend 2 Hours Less on Your Phone and Go Outdoors

Chill Shwaggins Inflatable Lounger


Look at the harsh reality of your screen time on your iPhone and make a goal to spend two hours less on it. Like WTF, I am spending 5 hours a day on my phone? There is so much time I could dedicate to being in our community opposed to being my phone. 


In 2 hours, you could have met your soulmate in the line of Walmart and started a small family with them. Or, you could have deciphered the meaning of life with a Gopher on the mountainside. Look, it’s a long time, I think you get our drift.


Nonetheless, we can all agree that our scenery is on another level compared to the rest. Instead of watching people do the WAP dance on Tik Tok or looking at people post old throwbacks on insta, put the phone down, and go outdoors to try something new.


Which brings us to our next point… 


2. Try Something New That Scares You 


<span>Photo by <a href=";utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_content=creditCopyText">Anton Repponen</a> on <a href=";utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_content=creditCopyText">Unsplash</a></span>

Photo by Anton Repponen on Unsplash


You’ve got two hours more in the day now to try something that you are too scared to leap into. For me, that is surfing the best beaches in the US. Sharks have previously made me… uncomfortable. But it’s time to stop working on my tan in a cozy inflatable lounger and playing it safe on the beach. 


COVID-19 has made us realise how much we take things for granted. So, whether it's fighting a bald eagle in one-on-one hand to claw combat or something weird like skydiving, then it's time to take the plunge and try something new that you have previously shied away from.


3. Get Lost on the Road


(Not literally). 


 Photo by Dino Reichmuth on Unsplash

Our states have the most beautiful scenery, so get in the car and drive. Get a group of friends or travel solo; find yourself. Scrap the buses, they are slow… and they suck. If you don’t have a vehicle; find a friend with a car and rip shit up. Chuck a sleeping bag the back and hit the road, Jack.



Now is a great time to explore your own back yard. So, hauling ass and living the dream on a great American road trip should be on the cards in 2021.



4. Visit Those Places on your Bucket list!


Salt flats

 Photo by Adventure Labs Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah


Time to tick off all the places that you have always wanted to visit on your bucket list. It could be as simple as exploring some of the areas in your own backyard! (😮)

Help yourself and the ones you love by avoiding crowded places - places like Hollywood Boulevard and Casino Royale. Think beyond these packed places and head to the great outdoors; you'll have all the space you need to drop it like it's hot, safely.

Now that we're in a flippin' pandemic, there has never been a more fantastic opportunity to visit those places on your bucket list. No matter what season comes knockin', there is always a beautiful stretch of America you can visit that will let you win 2021. And even with Covid lingering around like Aunty Krystal's breath, there are still many things that you can do at the places you visit (don't be weird though).


Spend some quality time:

  • Stargazing
  • Watching the sunset/sunrise with a spliff
  • Doing Karate
  • Floating down a river
  • Trying to get out of the friend-zone
  • Having a picnic
  • Chasing a block of cheese down a hill
  • Going for a hike

The list is endless! Just try and get out there and tick off those places you have always wanted to visit. We promise this is more captivating than Netflix. 

Pssst, go on now.

As you can see, the norm hasn’t affected as much as we thought. We can still do things that we want to, and we can always find contentment in 2021. Go out and have some fun, and please don’t neglect the small things that we have previously taken for granted. 

From all of us at the Chillbo team, please stay healthy and look after yourself. Get ready to set out and make 2021 our b****. 

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