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From In-Stress to In-Spired!

Chris  Prelitz
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Nov 24, 2010 at 04:30 AM 0 comments

Last night I was a bit overwhelmed with work and decided to go out for a walk. It wasn't a half block later that I could feel my whole body and being shift. I was lighter, calmer, happier, and breathing more deeply. I was also inspired. Ideas and solutions came flooding in from Source. I was a transformed man. It was all about taking those first steps.

Walking does so much at once. It's the most basic form of exercise, it's meditative and it's uber-green! There's no pollution, fossil fuel, or negative eco-impact when you walk, especially if your walk can replace a short car trip. And, studies show that walking helps us lose excess weight and helps countless disorders from insomnia to diabetes. And, beyond the obvious eco and exercise benefits, walking does a lot more. 

When I took my short walk, I shifted from being in-stress to being in-spired! Taking a walk solo or with family or friends puts the mind, body, and spirit in forward motion. Stepping outside the comfort zone of our home or office and literally taking steps forward—just might be that trigger moment that starts the chain reaction of inspiration and positive possibilities for you.

How many of us have dreams of what we'd like to be, do, or have? First steps on any endeavor can break frozen patterns and stimulate momentum that you can build on. The simple act of walking with intention tells the universe that you're going forward with your dreams and aspirations. Instead of another hour of TV, try stepping out instead. It's good for you, good for the planet, and it's free. Here are some ideas to help you get started on your path to a greener lifestyle.

  • Take a walk with spouse, child, or friend.
  • Walk the dog.
  • Use the stairs instead of the elevator.
  • Park further from the store.
  • Better yet, walk to the store.
  • Get up and change the channel.
  • Window shop.
  • Plan a walking meeting.
  • Walk over and visit the neighbor.
  • Get outside and weed the garden.
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