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Why You Should : Walk Deliberately

I'm the type of girl who tells her friends they are her eyes and that they'd get into trouble if she trips or falls down while fiddling with her phone. On the road. I recently came across two posts about social media and how we're always all about our phones. The constant need to do it for the 'gram', update our snaps, stories just so our followers know how much fun we're having. I can't recollect the other blog I read from but you can read the other HERE. That wasn't even the problem.
The problem was that despite the fact that I read these posts days apart, I was doing the same thing while reading them. WALKING. Though it wasn't on a particularly busy road, the second time I realised this, it got to me in a really inexplicable way. Maybe that was pretty understandable because I always try to make the most of every single time I could to network but what about the other day when I was going somewhere, had no one waiting for me, no appointment to keep in hours yet I was still walking hurriedly. I actually had to put in energy to slow down. I began to walk deliberately, taking graceful steps with my LONG legs and when I finally got to where I was going, I realised there's quite a number of things to enjoy from deliberate walking.


1. The footsteps around : And its sound. To be honest, it used to annoy me but I'm learning to enjoy it. There's a beauty in it. Trust me I'm not talking about the sound of people dragging their feet. Just listen carefully and you'd hear the one I'm referring to.

2. The beauty of nature : This is highly recommended especially on one of those 100-0 days. The cool breeze too! There's so much to appreciate about them as they have a way of calming nerves.

3. The stares from random people : A little bit creepy I know but enjoy it. It's really fun and on some days I crack a little smile and other days, I stare right back till they're forced to look away because I'm spontaneous like that. Sorry not sorry.

4. The way your leg automatically knows when to lift itself : Especially with staircases. Simple Biology or not, I'm still completely awed by this. There was a day I literally tried to walk so slowly to see if I could actually control it and I didn't know when I got onto the next step. Some amazing stuff.

5. The Supremacy of God : Like He made every single thing there is to enjoy so need I say more?

Walking deliberately doesn't necessarily mean walking slowly. It's about you realising how walking isn't exactly normal just as No Day is Normal and appreciating the beauty within and around it.
 My new task is to reduce the frequency at which my head is constantly bowed staring at my phone even though 90% of the time I'm busy reading and not chatting but it's still the same thing, right?
The less I do this, the more I get to walk deliberately!

    What do you need to stop/reduce so as to walk deliberately?
    Would you randomly smile at someone on the road? Or you think it's weird?
     Been in any accident no matter how minor because you were busy on your phone?Or maybe someone you know?
    What's your most favourite and least favourite thing about walking?

I'd love to hear everything and anything from you. Leave me your thoughts, please? Have a pleasant week!




     

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