"I'd love to spend more time outside. I'd totally do it if I weren't so busy!"
"I know I should be walking. I just don't have time right now, with everything that's going on."
"I've got to get more mindfulness in my life! Maybe when the kids are back in school..."
These are real quotes from friends who genuinely like the idea of mindful walking, but just aren't convinced they could put it into practice in the midst of their busy lives.
Listen, I totally get this. And I've absolutely been there. In fact, at the time when i first started walking regularly about ten years ago, I was about as busy as I've ever been. We had just moved, I was starting a (second) new business, my kids were at the height of their extra-curricular involvement, etc. It was a crazy time.
Mindful walking saved my sanity, helped bring my life back into balance, and cured - yes cured - my sense of busy-ness, without requiring me to give up anything or even shorten my to-do list. I explain in today's video.
Feeling overwhelmingly busy is no joke and can have a serious negative impact on your mental and physical health over time.
But you don't have to figure this out on your own. Click below to claim the FREE Five Day Course and get on the list for tips, encouragement, and a head's up on new videos like this one. It's the best and easiest way to connect with me and other mindful walkers to start feeling better fast!
Want to read more? Information provided in this post comes from "Busy:How to Thrive in a World of Too Much" by Tony Crabbe and from "Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain" by John Ratey.