It’s easy to lose track of where you’re going, where you’ve been, or even where you already are. Surprisingly, it’s also easy to find your way back, by using this simple and convenient refocusing superpower — taking a walk.
Stop running for a minute.
You’re so busy running around today that you’ve forgotten where you’re going. And don’t get me wrong. There is nothing wrong with going full-tilt and leaving it all on the field. Nor is there anything wrong with going fast. There’s a time and a place for each of those ways of being. And because you’re creative, you’ve got more to accomplish in this short lifetime than most men. But — it’s also important to change your pace sometimes, to regroup. And to refocus. And for that, there’s nothing like a stroll.
Go for a walk.
So if you’re feeling a bit out of focus today, go for a walk. There’s nothing quite like a simple walk to clear your head. A short saunter can help you remember why you’re doing what you’re doing. And check this out. In the 19th century, the Danish philosopher Soren Kierkegaard wrote this:
“Above all, do not lose your desire to walk: Every day I walk myself into a state of well-being and walk away from every illness; I have walked myself into my best thoughts and I know of no thought so burdensome that one cannot walk away from it.”
It’s so easy and so good.
I mean, think about it. Because to take a walk, you don’t even need any special equipment. Just stand up and start walking. Inside or out. And in just a few minutes, you will be surprised at what will happen to your feelings of well-being, focus and creativity.
Did you know walking boosts your creativity?
Please watch this brief (under 6 minutes) talk on the power of walking to boost your creativity. And then come right back for today’s takeaway.
Will you do it?
Because change begins with action.
Take a small step today.
Stand up and take a quick walk.
Want more help?
I can help you practice better emotional hygiene. And you have a couple of options for your next step. You could contact me and describe what you're going through. And I'll be in touch with suggestions. Or you can book a free session to make a time to get together and talk it over in person. Either way, I'm here to help you focus, overcome resistance, and get moving again.