Life is busy and sometimes we can feel overwhelmed.
A quick way to reset & release that overwhelm is to take a few deep breaths & remove yourself from the situation – even if it’s only for a few minutes.
And walking is the most amazing way to slow down, reset. . . and even more incredible is “mindful walking”
Quite often when we walk, we do so to get to a destination or take the shortest route because there is an end in mind – always on the go, rushing from one thing to the next
Taking a few minutes to release, reset and reconnect has unlimited benefits.
Mindful walking helps slow down your mind and body. It allows you to appreciate the ground under your feet and the beauty around you
It disconnects you from the rest of the world, releases you from the worry or overwhelm you may have been feeling and allows you to reconnect back with nature and creates inner peace.
Taking a slow, gentle walk, admiring the things around you will create a sense of calm and you will notice things that you have never notice before – even if you’ve walked that block thousands of times
You’ll see and hear sounds you haven’t noticed before and that will prompt you to look up and around and see even more. You’ll smell things you haven’t smelt before, or that remind you fondly of the past
With each step you take, looking around you, just “𝘣𝘦𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘮𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵” you’ll feel better and calmer because you’ve allowed yourself these few minutes to reset
Mindful walking calms us by paying attention to the moment, being curious about our surroundings and reconnecting with ourselves with each step
Allow yourself the time to be mindful, increase your awareness of the moment and as you do, you’ll notice the normal flow of thoughts and feelings and how good it feels to have a few minutes to yourself.
Mindful walking helps you create a sense of tranquility and the problems and overwhelm slowly fade away because you’re in the ‘𝙣𝙤𝙬’.
And surprisingly, when you return to the office or wherever, you’ll notice you see things with a different lens now – those troubles have lessened and are not as big as previously thought.
Next time you’re feeling overwhelm creep in – take a mindful walk and notice how amazing such a simple exercise can be.
What do you do to reset and calm yourself?