Do you ever have days where your To-Do List is screaming at you? I do, okay so I suffer from Anxiety so my To-Do List is never ending, I need one of those old rolodex systems as the things I need to do just keep going round and round. Well, today was one of those days and what did I do about it? I went for a walk....
I am so lucky where I live, I have the most beautiful landscapes right on my doorstep. Turn right out of my house on the way down to the River Wye I have spectacular views over towards the Black Mountains. Turn left and I am faced with this place, Chase Woods and Penyard Park.
Since being diagnosed in October I have struggled with the fall out; the guilt about work, the guilt about letting everyone down and it is still a huge rollercoaster. Incidentally I had a relapse last week, totally out of the blue and it hit me hard. But the one thing, the one life saving activity I have fallen back on has been walking.
I walk every day, even if its just around the block. To have that time and space away from social media, text messages and those bloody lists. We all know the facts about walking, how it is great for physical and mental wellbeing but for me it has become a lifestyle choice and my aim is to 'walk every damn day'.
And today I had the added bonus of the company of a friend. Talking and walking, now that is the perfect therapy.
Get Outside and walk....every damn day.