“Nude” Year’s Resolution Better Than New Year’s Resolution
Friday, December 29, 2006
As defined in Wikipedia, “A New Year's Resolution is a commitment that an individual makes to a project or a habit, often a lifestyle change that is generally interpreted as advantageous.” Applying that to being nudist, a Nude Year's Resolution is a commitment that an individual makes to fun nudist lifestyle activities.
Why nudism? Why should anyone create a Resolution relating to the nudist lifestyle? The 50,000-member American Association for Nude Recreation (AANR) explains that nudism “embraces the joy of living and experiencing nature in the most natural way possible. To relax and be nude is to let yourself be totally free…Our own self-esteem is enhanced by our ability to accept ourselves as we really are. We find it easy to accept others regardless of physical size, shape, or body condition. Moreover, social class distinctions, often indicated by clothing, disappear.”
Making a Nude Year’s Resolution is easy. Just follow some examples of good Nude Year’s Resolutions:
1) Spend an afternoon at a nudist resort, campground or beach
If you’ve never tried nudism outside of your home - or even the shower - there’s no better time than 2007 to get outside. How? Find a resort or campground or beach nearby and go there for an afternoon. Many resorts even give clothed guided tours to first-times. Get started learning the facts here. Make a commitment to try nude recreation, to spend a warm afternoon at a nudist campground or resort at least once during 2007.
2) Make a stay at a nudist resort part of your vacation
Spend a night at an American Association for Nude Recreation (AANR) affiliated nudist or clothing-optional resort or campground. Find one here. AANR takes affiliation seriously and require member clubs to provide a wholesome and friendly environment. If you haven’t tried nudist recreation before, one of these clubs is a good place to start. Maybe you’ll be lucky and live near a few. If not, there are plenty nearby to popular U.S. tourist destinations from southern California to central Florida to New Jersey, New York and New England. Try something new.
3) Spend a long weekend with your significant other at a nudist resort or clothing optional resort
Spending quality time with your significant other is important. A nudist resort allows both of you to get away from the distractions of everyday life. Maybe plan the long weekend around an event, such as an anniversary or birthday. Of course, if you and your partner are new to nude recreation, talk about it first.
Alright, so those are 3 easy to do Nude Year’s Resolutions to think about. Here’s a few bad resolutions that should be avoided.
A bad resolution: “I want to get into perfect shape first before I go to a nudist resort”
This is a bad Nude Year’s resolution because no one cares how you look. Real people of all shapes, sizes, scars and ages go. A better resolution would be to use nude recreation as a way to live healthier this year. A healthy life means more nude recreation. Many nudist resorts and campgrounds have pools and recreational activities. Exercising nude is much more fun.
Another bad resolution: “I want go to a nudist resort even if I have to put it on credit cards.”
A common New Year’s Resolution is trying to get out of debt. A Nude Year’s Resolution that creates debt is not a good one. A better resolution is to plan out your budget and save up some money before taking any kind of vacation. A nudist weekend or vacation can be cheaper than a clothed one if planned properly. At the very least, there’s no need to buy vacation clothes!
A lot of people break New Year’s resolutions, but Nude Year’s Resolutions are more fun and easier to set and follow. Try it. A Nude Year’s Resolution may even help motivate you to keep a separate New Year’s Resolution, such as relaxing more, vacationing more, or having more fun in 2007.