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I agree that walking without headphones for 10 minutes a day, allowing, nay, inviting oneself to be uber aware of one's surrounding --taking in each jot and tiddle of the environs-- while at the same time pushing away the cares of the day can change a life.

 

Likewise, we find that 2 hour walks are where the answers to the day's riddles often break through. It is in that near-robotic stepping that we finally let go of cares and allow our brains to offer up the solutions we were not previously ready to see. 

 

 

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1. Resolve to walk for just 10 minutes each day. Dress appropriately for the weather, and start with a stroll in your neighborhood or near your workplace. Don’t put on your headphones. If you invite someone along, be sure to tell him or her that the walk is about being quiet and noticing your surroundings, not about chatting.

 

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4 ways to start a ritual of mindfulness walking (and 5 benefits):

 

Walking 10 Minutes a Day Could Change Your Life

 

With the hectic pace of life, we all rush around doing a bunch of things at once. And when we are “relaxing” we’re usually watching TV, while looking at the computer or doing a hobby and multitasking. But being too busy at once can be bad for your heath. “Multitasking is the one skill that gets worse the more you practice it,” says Dr. Deepak Chopra, author of more than 75 books and founder of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing. “Multitasking can increase stress and make your brain deteriorate.”

 

One of the best ways to combat multitasking and lower your stress level: Take a mindfulness walk for 10 minutes every day. What is a mindfulness walk exactly?

 

Says Chopra: “Mindfulness is being in the present moment and appreciating what’s happening around you right now.”

 

A walk is a perfect opportunity to practice mindfulness, because when you step outside, you change your environment and awaken your senses to what is around you.

 

Walking is also recommended as a great form of exercise. But there’s a difference between just walking and taking a mindfulness walk. “We often get so caught up in life and in our thoughts that we miss things,” Koerbel says. Our lives are filled with ordinary moments that we don’t pay attention to because we are rushing through them. “Being mindful is about stopping and pausing and taking notice of them,” says Koerbel. 

(This article appeared previously on Grandparents.com)

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