There are a multitude of stressors in our modern society.
Work, friends, family, traffic, there never seems to be an end to the swarm of little irritations that can pile up on you daily.
Many people escape this chronic stress by distracting themselves with social media, tv shows, alcohol, drugs, and fawning over their dogs.
I would argue that a much better way to relieve that stress is taking a simple walk, preferably in nature. Our brains have developed to expect the calm of a forest or plain, it wants us to walk in silence and just be in the moment, to revel in the solitude of our minds.
It’s when we take some time without constant inputs of information and just let the mind empty that our subconscious can really work out problems and grow. This is how creativity blossoms, not during a never ending stream of instagram videos and netflix binges.
I think the world would be a little bit better to live in if we all just took some more walks.
Try it, you just might like it.