If you are looking to achieve a calmer, less cluttered and less stressful life then taking a brisk stroll can help you do just that. Walking has so many benefits for the mind and the body and is super easy to fit into your daily schedule.
When life is hectic and busy, taking some time out for yourself and going for a walk can be the perfect solution to clear your thoughts and refocus your mind. Walking is a low-impact form of exercise that can help you burn calories and promote calmness within your mind.
Bali has the most incredible scenic walking routes for you to venture on during your stay at Bliss, whether you’re up for a trek to Mount Batur or a simple stroll around the rice fields, there’s something for everybody.
Here are some benefits of taking a walk:
Time to think
Even a short 10-minute walk can provide you with a moment to relax and reflect on life, it’s a time to clear your mind and step away from your phone or computer or even a full house of kids! It can be hard to focus your mind when so many other things are going on in your life, but by going for a walk you will be able to think with greater creativity and intelligence.
Take a break
When you’re at work or working hard on something you sometimes need to take a break from it to come back motivated and refreshed. You may think you don’t have time to go for a walk as you are so busy, but it can actually make you more productive than if you carried on working.
If you are feeling upset or stressed you can feel as though you are stuck in a rut, but by heading outdoors and taking a wander you can help break your negative state and let go of those negative feelings. Walking can boost your mood and release endorphins, making you happier overall.
You might think that losing weight and burning calories can only be achieved by high-intensity workouts at the gym but believe it or not walking can have the same results! Walking can help boost your metabolism which leads to reduced sugar cravings, helping you to lose weight over time.
Getting out into the open space gives you a chance to breathe in fresh air and the more fresh air you get, the more oxygen you will breathe which will increase the amount of serotonin (the happy hormone) you inhale, consequently making you happier.
Explore new places
By taking new routes on your walk you can find new locations, perhaps a new coffee shop you haven’t tried before, you might even meet people on your walk!
Walking is a simple activity and with little effort you can reap many benefits. At Bliss we encourage our ladies to venture out of the sanctuary and walk around the local Balinese shops, the gorgeous beaches and the beautiful Bali sights and temples.
We wanted to share our Bliss experience as far as it can go and so we created Bliss News. Even if you can’t go on a beautiful personalised Women’s Retreat right now, we hope you can take the time to add a bit more bliss to your life in whatever way you choose. Self love comes in all different shapes and sizes but the one thing it has in common is that it starts with you. We hope some of our ideas and laughs and wellness retreat additions are something you can incorporate into your everyday life... love Zoë xxx