We went to visit family this weekend, so my AM walk was in an entirely different place. I took the chance to walk around to see old locations that held a lot of memories. Tried not to look like a weirdo filming the neighborhood while I grabbed a few quick shots.
Walking around my hometown was quite a different vibe than in our subdivision. The various animals were a lot less afraid. And the occasional yard had farm machinery. 🙂
It’s almost as if mother nature wanted to help me celebrate my first week of showing up!
Today’s listening was an episode of The Brendon Show, “How to Win the Morning”. The man has a little more energy than I can stand for long periods, but as it was one of his IG posts that got me on this walking path, I do like hearing what ideas he shares.
If you don’t start your day intentionally, you will likely fall into spending your day reactively, which is more exhausting in the long run.
You’re more likely to be able to get help when you need it if you identify places in your upcoming day where you might need it.
Mostly, it just stirred my brain, and a stirred brain is a happy brain!
I continue to be inspired by the genuine desire for good that these two men have, and appreciate their willingness to share their lives and their experiences. After listening to both of their books, it’s hard to not think of them as regular people and friends.
Heading into the weekend, without routine, I will need actually plan to put shoes on and go out anyway, like usual. I usually sleep in and laze in bed for a while, but maybe I’ll benefit from getting up and just going… We’ll see!
I’m absolutely LOVING the cooler temperatures. It’s definitely MY time of year.
Today’s podcast listening was another amazing one from Brené Brown. In this episode she interviews Sonya Renee Taylor.
The main takeaways for me were:
Any impactful change I want to make in the world has to be affected within myself first
Community is a big deal. (This one is something I will likely talk more about in the future.) I don’t have much of it right now, and want to change that. However, as an introvert, dealing with the realities of Covid, and not being part of an organized religion or any other group, I struggle to know where to begin.
Being in comparison mode is damaging to myself, and to the world, on a much bigger scale than I realized
Affirmation that the hiatus I was/am taking from Facebook and Twitter, and regular news feed notifications on my phone, is one of the best and most loving things I could do for myself right now.
There was a lot more in this podcast that resonated with me, but as I was doing the walking thing, I couldn’t take notes. Give it a listen, you might find something that feeds your soul a bit, and we can ALL use more of that right now.
My FitBit and MapMyWalk apps worked just fine today. 🙂 I absolutely LOVE this weather. It was 55° when I left the house. I’m listening to Chasten Buttigieg’s book, “I Have Something to Tell You” on Audible. It’s really good. A couple of times I caught my self busting out laughing, then looking around to see if anyone was watching the crazy lady.
No, I was not drunk on my walk. GPS must have been wonky on my phone today. My fitbit shows me staggering around the neighborhood. MapMyWalk says it took me over half an hour to walk part way down my driveway, making my pace over 3 days/mile…
I expect to hit my first “I REALLY don’t want to walk” morning any time now.
This IG post by Brendon Burchard inspired me. I have done a few challenges here and there. Some have clicked, (#Lundies100DaysOfHaiku2020), and some have not (#LundiesFall2020Squareathon). I think the difficulty has been in finding the right kind of challenge when I’m in the right headspace to engage.
So, I have challenged myself to going for a walk, outside, every single day, for 90 days. My goal is 30 minutes each day, but just putting on the damned shoes and going out the front door is going to be 90% of the battle.