By: Brianna Valleskey
When it comes to walking, I'm a madwoman. Ask anybody I know. I've been a FitBit user (FitBiter? FitBitee?) for about a year now, and I'm pretty obsessive about getting my daily 10,000 steps. Yes, it seems like a lot, but there are two main reasons I religiously go for walks:
But Jabr truly drives home his point in the moving conclusion of his piece:
"Perhaps the most profound relationship between walking, thinking, and writing reveals itself at the end of a stroll, back at the desk. There, it becomes apparent that writing and walking are extremely similar feats, equal parts physical and mental. When we choose a path through a city or forest, our brain must survey the surrounding environment, construct a mental map of the world, settle on a way forward, and translate that plan into a series of footsteps. Likewise, writing forces the brain to review its own landscape, plot a course through that mental terrain, and transcribe the resulting trail of thoughts by guiding the hands. Walking organizes the world around us; writing organizes our thoughts."
Beautiful, right? I thought so. And it adds yet another reason for me to go on walks. I can already tell you that it works, because I wrote this blog post in my head during my most recent stroll. There's something to be said for the powerful connection between mind, body and soul.
Fearless Thoughts are my insights on marketing, entrepreneurship, growth, mindfulness, creativity and whatever else comes to mind on any given day. Writing is how I make sense of the world.