Monday, November 02, 2009
I find that when I am walking for exercise, I am also exercising my brain. By that I mean, I do some real heavy duty thinking when I walk. I never use headphones because I like to hear the sounds around me, especially birds. I also find that by not using headphones, I am more likely to smile at people coming towards me.
My thoughts when I am walking can get pretty deep. Often, I think about problems that I may have and how to resolve them. By the time I am done with my 1 hour daily walk, usually I feel much more optimistic about any problems I may be having.
Other times, I think about the fun activities I have to look forward to, or a family event that may be coming up.
You'd be surprised how fast an hour can go by when you get involved in thinking.