“In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks,”
When John Muir wrote the above, he seemed to inherently understand what we are all feeling right now — that spending time outside is good for you.
As we all struggle with the lock downs and managing our mood, stress and socialization needs, the outdoors has become even more important. Being outdoors has been shown to lower stress, blood pressure and heart rate while it also encourages physical activity.
Lately we have all been feeling that irritability or in a funk of a mood from being listless or at the computer all day. Let’s join the list of great leaders that used walking to create EUREKA moments and move some of our discussions outside the home office.
Here are some fans of walking and who agree outside is the best side!
Steve Jobs made a habit of all first meeting encounters had to be a walking meeting.
Aristotle was known to instruct students while strolling.
Charles Dickens was called a “compulsive walker”.
Sigmund Freud conducted his first training analysis in 1907 through a series of walks.