Why not give yourself a break from the ‘overwhelm’ of the day, and go for a walk?
Where and when? You could walk around the block or through a park near your office, during the day, at lunchtime or after work, or a more energetic stomp in the countryside.
Why? Going for a walk is an opportunity to be more mindful of the here and now, to slow down and to breathe. Being outside and away from the paraphernalia of your normal work or home environment broadens the horizons and gives you a different way to focus and think things through.
How? I like to observe what is around me and use metaphors I find to bring fresh ideas to where I am and how I want to move forward. The following are just a few examples you could use:
- What is my destination?
- Which path should I take and where does it lead? Where does the other path go?
- What is the worst that could happen if I take the other path?
- How many steps do I need to take?
- What needs to happen to get through the first gate?
- What bridges do I need to cross?
- How are the ups and downs affecting me?
With spring nearly in the air, you will also benefit from a healthy dose of vitamin D and will return to your day feeling inspired, refreshed and invigorated, with a spring in your step and motivated to move forward with purpose.
Sometimes we get stuck and need a helping hand to focus on what we really want out of our lives; a coach who will objectively listen, question, challenge and support us as we discover and move along the path that is right for us. Yet finding time for an energising walk, and for coaching, can be a struggle.
This is why I offer coaching while walking sessions in Hampshire and West Sussex, a brilliant way to exercise your mind and body at the same time. To find out how I can help you to spring forward metaphorically, mentally and physically: