These days are challenging due to COVID-19 pandemic. I have spent many days at home with only short walks to grocery.
After a while I realised how I really miss walking. However, I got a bit lazy and felt like where should I walk. I also had thoughs of that it might be boring to just walk around.
We don’t have to always have a goal when we go for walk. We can just enjoy the walking by itself and refresh our mind and stay fit.
I realised how beneficial a walking is. It might sound like a boring activity but there is more even if I walk in an average place. I don’t always have to be in a perfect spot to walk, surrounded the best view around. I have learnt how to enjoy walking in any place.
top 3 Benefits
Walking keeps my mind fresh
When so much stuff going on in my head that I can’t process anymore, then going for a walk really helps me to fit the things in a place. I noticed that it takes approximately 15 minutes of walking to start getting rid of overloading of my thoughts.
As a Graphic Designer I need to be always ready for ideas, experimenting and let the ideas grow. Walking is just perfect for me right now. I will definitely keep this habit for future. I haven’t done that much regular walking before.
Maintain my body fit without conscious effort to exercise
Some days I might not feel like working out at home. I can struggle to push myself to start. If I go for a walk it benefits me twice – get some fresh air and also as a support to stay fit. Sometimes I just plan to go for a short 30min walk but then I end up with almost 2 hours of walk. 🙂
It helps me to visualise better
When I walk I feel that my imagination becomes more vivid. I usually get more ideas, see things from new perspectives and then I can work on my projects with refreshed mind.
To sum up
A simple weekly routine can increase your level of performance, your wellbeing and getting things done. It also creates a sense for discipline and consistency. You don’t have to walk every single day if you don’t want to. You can do it 3-4x per week and it is completely fine.
It is better to develop a habit that you enjoy rather than pushing yourself to walk and start hating it. The other beneftis can also be that you don’t have to spend any money for walking.It is free. The only thing you have to do is simple – just go for a walk!
Leave a comment below how often you go for a walk. I am curious. 🙂