Walking outdoors reduces the impact of stress and promotes ‘well-being’ in a fast-paced lifestyle.
“So I commend the enjoyment of life, because there is nothing better for a person under the sun than to eat and drink and be glad. Then joy will accompany them in their toil all the days of the life God has given them under the sun.”
Ecclesiastes 8:15 NIV
‘How can we treasure a moment, a memory, an experience when managing hectic schedules?’
‘Multi-tasking’ is one of my strengths. Multiple projects are achieved by the end of the day at the expense of satisfactory health. Busyness hijacks our joy!
It’s a challenge for me not to multi-task. I can check emails, answer phone calls, contribute to a meeting and/or review the ‘to do’ list all at the same time.
At the end of the day, I’m emotionally, intellectually and physically depleted.
‘How can we slow down?’
Awareness is the first step before intentional changes can materialize over time.
Once the committee meeting was over, I strolled down the brick-paved boulevard towards Cafe Keough for a tasty, Cuban sandwich.
The waitress patiently waited for the phone call to end and inquired once again,
‘Have you considered the lunch specials?!’
I was thrilled to spot a ‘cuban sandwich’ with a side order of french onion soup on the menu!
It’s a gift from God to delight ourselves in every activity of our day.
Our Lord doesn’t want us to rush thru an activity or ignore our surroundings much less dodge opportunities.
Let us embrace one moment at a time so we may be blessed by the ‘present’ and be refreshed by God’s grace.
Walking outdoors, embracing silence and savoring every bite of a Cuban sandwich are much healthier practices for a joyful break.