I’ve always believed that noodling around was as much for my mind and soul as for my body. Not one important decision in my life has been made sitting at a desk, it’s always been with wings on my heals.
Wandering is an art form and it takes practice to let go even for just a short while. That said, little else makes folks so tense as being told “Okay, go relax now”. Start wandering from Point A to Point B by taking a left instead of a right turn or overshoot by a block or two and double back. Give yourself permission to “waste” the extra 2, 3, or 30 minutes it takes to meander a bit. This is a walking experience which allows one to notice the sunlight reflected on windows and shadows on the sidewalk. Observe the trees, cars, buildings and people, and let yourself feel. You are connecting to yourself and the outside world. If it all seems a bit frivolous – so be it – the world will keep spinning whether you enjoy the ride or not.
Roman Payne wrote, “A person does not grow from the ground like a vine or a tree, one is not part of a plot of land. Mankind has legs so it can wander”. Let's wander.