1. It lets you stop and literally smell the roses
There is so much to see when you’re walking; all those little details of life that generally slide by when you’re in a car. Travelling on foot can help you slow down for a bit, as well as enjoy and be mindful of your surroundings. It’s particularly fun at this time of year when all the leaves are turning into an arraw of colours. If you’re the creative type, walking and observing things or people around you is a great way to get inspired. You might be struggling to write the perfect line of dialogue, or figure out how to paint trees soaked with rain. Walking outside in your neighbourhood or your city’s downtown area may help your creative side and provide you with a fresh perspective.
2. Walking is relaxing
Walking can definitely be very relaxing too. It can be a wonderful way to take your mind off difficulties. Going for a substantial hike may provide you with an opportunity to consider what is bothering you and how you can fix it, or step back and reflect on a challenging situation. Walking quickly or for long distances is also a great way to get in some exercise or fresh air if you’ve been studying or working on an essay for hours on end.
3. It can be a great way to bond with someone
Going for a walk with someone can also be a great way to bond with them. It provides you both with a chance to spend some time talking and really getting to know one another. Walking is also generally free (unless you’re paying admission to hike in a park or conservation area), which is a bonus!