Took a walk today in my hometown, Jasper, Florida. Small farming community in North Central Florida on the Florida/Georgia line.
Why write about a walk in a small town?
Well, decided to take a simple walk after dinner just to get a few steps in. I inadvertently left my cell phone behind but discovered this was a very fortunate mistake.
No cell phone, headphones or other electronics provided me an opportunity to truly enjoy my walk. The peacefulness I found simply taking in nature (birds, trees, the sunset) was an amazing aspect of the walk. Yes, I’ve walked in my hometown before but how many times have you really escaped from your electronics and just enjoyed the moment?
My stroll allowed me to burn a few calories and still enjoy the process of my walk. No specific place to be or time to get there during this walk allowed me to get lost in plain sight and just enjoy the moment. Enjoyed a two-mile stroll without ever thinking about the need to check email, text messages or my watch. Felt funny at first but think I like getting away from my electronics for a little while.
Will look to make this type of getaway a regular staple to help focus on the important things in life.
When’s the last time you left your electronics behind on purpose? How would this process help in your daily life?