Do you ever have days where your To-Do List is screaming at you? I do, okay so I suffer from Anxiety so my To-Do List is never ending, I need one of those old rolodex systems as the things I need to do just keep going round and round. Well, today was one of those days and what did I do about it? I went for a walk....
I am so lucky where I live, I have the most beautiful landscapes right on my doorstep. Turn right out of my house on the way down to the River Wye I have spectacular views over towards the Black Mountains. Turn left and I am faced with this place, Chase Woods and Penyard Park.
Since being diagnosed in October I have struggled with the fall out; the guilt about work, the guilt about letting everyone down and it is still a huge rollercoaster. Incidentally I had a relapse last week, totally out of the blue and it hit me hard. But the one thing, the one life saving activity I have fallen back on has been walking.
I walk every day, even if its just around the block. To have that time and space away from social media, text messages and those to-dolists. We all know the facts about walking, how it is great for physical and mental wellbeing but for me it has become a lifestyle choice and my aim is to 'walk every day'.
And today I had the added bonus of the company of a friend. Talking and walking, now that is the perfect therapy.
Get Outside and walk....every day.