As we move towards Spring, a wonderful way to take care of yourself and the planet is to walk more and drive less.
When my To Do list gets long, I can begin to feel as though walking is just a slower means to an end. I lose track of walking as an enjoyable and beneficial thing to do, and I focus on the "lost time" in transit.
When I took part in the David Suzuki Foundation's 30x30 Nature Challenge
last May, I gained a whole new appreciation for walking around my neighbourhood, and I wrote a blog post about it called 27 Days in the Woods
I'm looking forward to participating in the challenge again this May, because as the time passes, I start to lose track of the lessons I learned and I fall back into the habit of trying to be obsessively productive.
An addendum to this month's Taking Care is to explore walking places without using your phone. When I reflect on how busy life can feel, I often think about the role technology plays in that sense of being busy. Imagine that you couldn't talk on the phone, text, or check your email when you were walking somewhere. What would it be like to disconnect when you are walking?
I feel a little calmer just thinking about it.