This morning, on my 35 minute walk to the bus stop, I passed a queue of 15 people waiting for a medical centre to open.
There is a bus stop 5 minutes from home however I enjoy walking the extra distance to get some daylight time and headspace before heading into an office for the day. It also provides exercise and fresh air for my body, and I get to say hello to many of the now familiar strangers.
Gazing at the clouds, enjoying the sounds of the different birds, the variety of colours in the flowers in bloom, and smelling the frangipanis and freshly cut grass all provide me with a strong spiritual connection with which to start my day.
It also gets it done, first thing. So there is no opportunity to um and ah later in the day about whether or not to take my walk. Some think I’m dedicated, others think I’m obsessed or just a little kooky, but for me 30 minutes of gratitude that nurtures mind, body, and spirit is a great investment of my time. And it keeps me out of the queue waiting for a doctor. I think that’s time very well spent.
How about you? What time will you invest time in your wellbeing today?