“What does walking have to do with business?” , you may ask. The benefits of walking are more than just physical. Walking benefits my life – physically, mentally, spiritually and professionally.
I make walking a daily part of my life but admittedly there are some days when I skipped it simply because of time. I am constantly reminded that those walks, even though they are a pleasant break in the day are much more than that. They rejuvenate and need to be a regular daily part of my life.
Today when I found myself staring at my computer, stuck and frustrated, rather than waste another moment frustrated in inactivity, or worse – rather than ‘giving up’, I picked up and went for a walk.
Here’s what happened:
I regrouped, got inspired and got unstuck!
I got some well needed exercise, fresh air and sun on a beautiful day.
I took the time to pray and be grateful.
I created 4 blog posts in my head that I proceeded to write as soon as I came in the house for both my blog and some blogs I guest blog for.
I came up with a plan for a video for a sales funnel.
I got clarity, focus and I got excited again.
I made some important decisions.
Who would have thought that my best marketing ideas and decisions were inspired by short walks?
I do have some rules I set for myself during these particular walks:
No phone (unless I am out taking pictures or recording a video)
No kids. This is ‘me’ time (I go on separate family walks with them!)
No negative thinking or telling myself stories and excuses while I walk. I make a conscious effort to change this if I see these things popping into my head!
Walk with your head high, looking far into the distance. (This tip was shared with me and although at the time I was not 100% clear on the reason, it seems to reason that looking up and far away creates different, more ‘positive’ emotions, feelings and energy than looking down )
Truth be told, you don’t need rules to walk and enjoy walking and to reap the benefits. The movement, the outdoors and the change might just be enough to get you unstuck, inspired and moving forward in your business.
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