I don’t want to go.
Me, to BA, about work in the morning.
It’s ok, we will go for a walk after, just think of that.
No matter what you do for work, it becomes a drag. Then again, sitting at home doing nothing would probably become a drag too. I don’t know (surprise!) but I do know that I’ve heard people say they absolutely love their jobs, but they still wake up not wanting to do it on some days.
Recently, BA and I have started to take a walk after we get home from work. Whether it’s long, short, or to let the dog pee while we sit on a bench (the days get tiring!) it’s some way of getting up and out, letting our minds unwind from the day. BA, who isn’t as fond of taking long walks as much as I am, actually said something the other day that took me by surprise.
I like the walks we’ve been doing, they help me decompress.
Shocked eyes, open mouth, jaw dropping, head whipping around to ask for a repeat of the sentence that just came out of his mouth.
I’ve always been a huge fan of walking, I choose to walk miles a day outside rather than go for a run on a treadmill inside. I’m all about windows open, fresh air in, sun hitting your skin someway somehow. It’s a topic of discussion in this household, which I will hold us accountable for at every dinner – who got fresh air today? over forks clinging the plate and broccoli being fed to the dog underneath the table.
Getting BA to join my walks after work, something that seems so simple, has made my days that much better. I look forward to the drive home from work, knowing what we have coming next.
Whether you work inside, outside, days, or nights, it’s a good thing to do after work – trust me. It isn’t so much about putting your legs to work to finish your steps for the day, it’s more about completely unwinding and thinking on your own, or with your other half. It’s more about relaxing and breathing fresh air. Whether you sit on a bench or walk the five miles, you’ll feel a difference.
So, try this: a walk after work.
What are you guys doing to unwind? I’d love to know!