This is #7 in the series, “50 Ideas Worth Fighting For.”
I feel an energized anticipation when I am getting ready to move.
I feel engaged – challenged, curious, motivated – when I am in motion.
I feel rejuvenated, refreshed, stimulated, creative, purposeful, accomplished, and unstoppable when I return and come to rest again.
Some version of this is true whether it’s a sniff walk with the dog, an aggressive uphill run or a long meander on a forest trail.
I am not made for sitting at a desk for long stretches, though moments of insight, inspiration and even revelation do occur there.
I have determined, however, that those moments occur at a frequency proportionate to the quality of movement that I practice when I am not there.
There is no doubt at all that how well I work, and how affirmatively I live my life, depends on my resolve to get and to keep moving.