Today, I’m intentionally slowing down.
One of the best ways to do that is to walk more slowly.
I tend to walk with no time to spare, with the top of my body leaning a little forward. I think it puts strain on my lower back and my neck.
Today, I’m choosing to be mindful about how quickly I walk. I’m walking at half pace. It’s difficult because it is not my usual rhythm. But there is something freeing in it, something of a luxury. To walk more slowly, to spend time seeing the butterflies in the garden as I walk.
In the slower movement, a subtle message tells my body that it can slow down and that I am safe.
If you feel like it, give it a try.
Try walking at half speed today, and let me know what you notice.