Let me stop you right there. I know what you’re thinking, you think this is some long list of routines and books to help you be smarter, but it’s not. It’s only one thing and it only takes 15-30 minutes of your day.
Well, let me tell you about my grandpa first. Every time he gets slumped on a project from work, he takes a quick stroll through the neighborhood. And every time I asked him to help me with my homework, he asks if we could take a walk first, every time my grandma runs out of ideas for her painting he takes her out for a stroll in the park. And he’d always tell me there are 3 quick ways to solve a problem or a bump in the road, it’s either take a shot of whiskey, nap it away, or take a walk. Usually, the walk is the best choice.
If you haven’t guessed by now, the secret routine that’ll help you become smarter is walking. Not what you were expecting right?
Walking can be very therapeutic, and even a 5-minute walk outside can help lighten your mind or refresh your day. So, I started my grandfather’s routine by taking walks every day, be it early in the morning or when I get home from work, I make sure to include a little walking to my day.
Walking is not only good for your physical health, but also for your psychological and mental health. It’s a great way to clear your mind when everything starts to get too cluttered. Walking can benefit you a lot at work too. If you’ve been stuck on a project, take a short walk and think about your surroundings, the birds, the trees, and the garbage on the street. Think of anything but your work. When you get back, you’ll feel a refreshed to start working on your problems again. Studies show that walking outside to get some fresh air will increase your productivity two fold in comparison to people who don’t step away from their work. So go out for a walk and clear your head. The clearer your head is, the brighter your thoughts.
“Walking is man’s best medicine”-Hippocrates,