Calming Walks to Take When You’re Feeling Blue

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No matter what time of year it is, there are places to go to take a walk and enjoy nature. One of the best things about taking a walk is that you can do it pretty much anywhere. There are many benefits to walking every day. It’s free. It’s easy. And it doesn’t take much time out of your busy day. You don’t need special equipment or training, just comfortable shoes and clothing that you don’t mind getting a little dirty. You can go as fast or as slow as you like, and there’s no pressure to be anything other than exactly who you are at that moment.

Calming walks

If you’re feeling blue, or just need a break from your hectic schedule, try one of these calming walks. You can take any walk at any time. All you have to do is put on some comfortable clothing, lace up your walking shoes and go!

1. Find the Sun. This may be the easiest walk to do because it requires no real equipment other than yourself. All you have to do is find a place where there is direct sunlight. If you don’t have that luxury in your area, take a walk outside during the sunniest part of the day when you can take in as much light as possible. The more light you receive through your eyes, the more this will affect your mood and outlook on life.

2. Turn off Your Technology. Technology has become ubiquitous in our lives, but it’s also become an obstacle to our well-being because it can interrupt our thoughts and take us away from what’s happening around us at any given moment. Take a walk without any technology and see what happens as a result. This will allow you to live more in the moment and also give yourself some space from constant stimulation that we experience via technology on a daily basis.

Susan Kowal
Susan Kowal is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor/advisor, and health enthusiast.