What is preventing you from not walking more, or not as often as you would like? Unfortunately for me, I am very susceptible to the weather. I hate the rain, wind and cold and really have to force myself out into it. While I would always like to take a post-dinner walk, I find evenings are when I’m the laziest and it’s too easy to just stay home.
What about you? Are there specific aspects of your life which inhibit making walking a daily experience? If you are truly committed to improving both your physical and mental health through walking, what is hindering you from reaching that goal?
Take a walk, by yourself, and assess your life. Are you spending your free time in the ways you would like? Could your work-life balance use a little balancing? Are your friends a distraction? Is your neighborhood unsafe? Think about all the excuses you give yourself for not walking and tackle them one by one. Only you can make the change you want to see.
Walking more can truly change not only how you feel, but also your outlook on life. Mindfully giving yourself a daily walk is a precious gift. Give it today.
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