Saturday, March 28, 2020

Walking makes me feel good

I take long walks around my village. I breathe the fresh air, embrace the beautiful surrounding, spot flowers and season changes, hear nature and I get to be alone for a moment. This confinement thingy is getting on my nerves a bit. And we have just started. Sigh... So, I go for walks. Daily. Long ones. Short ones. Brisk ones. Slow ones. They make me feel good.

For long walks I listen to podcasts, the Swedish Framgångspodden with Alexander Pärleros (@alexanderparleros) is my latest podcast crush. So many great and inspiring interviews with interesting personalities. There is always something to learn and to take with you after one of Alexander's interviews.

When I want to empower myself I turn on an upbeat playlist on Spotify. Dance music always makes me feel positive and motivated and it can pick me up if I'm on the edge of a blues.  

When I need peace, I like walking in silence and just listen to nature. I get the chance to reflect, look inwards and feel my feels. The stress level comes down and I practice mindfulness seeing the beauty of nature and listening to the birds. Very calming. 

What I do on my walks depends on my mood or what I want to get out of it. It's good to mix it up so the same route never gets boring. Today I even did a walk/run. I walk 2 minutes, run 2 minutes and repeat for 30 minutes. I'm not a runner so this is my beginner schedule. It works. I come back invigorated with red cheeks feeling like a million bucks.

What do you do when going for walks? Do you have any great Podcasts to recommend? I want to find something happy, inspiring and positive. No crime stories... the whole world feels like a Cold Case right now... I'm all ears for uplifting and interesting podcast tips. Bring them on.


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  1. Your blog reminds me that we’re all in this together. We live in Mississippi (USA), thousands of miles away, and my husband and I have been self quarantining since March 11 because we’re older and my husband has medical conditions. And yet, I feel connected to you even though we are separated by so many miles. I’ve enjoyed your blog for quite a while and joy seeing your beautiful country and adorable children. Stay safe.

  2. Hi Annette,
    The nature around you is so beautiful. I love to visit Switserland one day. When I go out for walks it is with my mom. We don't have such beautiful nature but it's nice to get outside and breath in the fresh air. We walk to the gardencenter (when we really need something) or we just walk around. It's so weird that everyone anywhere in the world is dealing with this crisis. It's just a strange feeling. I hope this will pass quickly, but I think it will take months for us to get back to 'normal'.
    Stay safe and stay Healthy Annette.

    Sweet greetings,

  3. Hi Annette! I so much enjoy your posts! I 'm a bit jealous that you live in the countryside. More freedom of movement. My suggestion for a podcast would be one that I've just listening only today. I don't know if you're a history lover as I am. So, my suggestion would be this one:
    Greetings from Greece, Evi xx


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