Saturday, September 12, 2009

Writing tip for the day 9/11/09

The writing tip for the day is to take a walk with a book. Set some time aside to go walking down a trail, around the block, to the store, or to any other place that is relaxing. Walking is good for the mind. Intrapersonal learners use exercise as an outlet to think about their problems. Try to only think about the walk. Make sure you bring a book along with you.

Why is it good to go out for a walk with a book? Think about all the distraction you have at home. Where is there any time to sit down and read a book? The moment you find some quiet time, another challenge or an obstacle enters your space. Reading a good book seems to be an impossible task. You notice that consider reading a task.

With the way that we operate in life, every activity appears like a task. Going out for a relaxing moment is something looked as being selfish. Please find the time to go out for a walk. Bring a good book with you. You owe it to yourself to relax. You have earned it. Don't feel selfish about talking a walk. Life will still function without you for an hour, or however long it takes to make the journey.

In taking a walk, your mind can focus on the nice breeze, the fresh air, and the book. You don't have to go out for a hike. A nice brisk walk will do just fine. The most important companion on the trip will be the book. It will be the only companion that is not going to argue with you. The book is not going to tell you that you're wrong, or that you need to do something in a certain way. The only affection the book is acting for is to have its pages turned once in a while.

Make sure the book is a relaxation story try to avoid taking your work along with you. You have all work to deal with your office work and college assignments. This walk is for you, and you only. Imagine the story, focus on the setting, and visualize it. Now add sounds and dialogue to the setting. Think of the smell. The way things feel in the setting. Can you taste food? Find your most favorite dish, and enjoy it.

Make sure you do this exercise while in a safe area. Don't endanger yourself. I urge you to do this activity. Yes, it's an activity, and not a task. After you take this walk, write a 1 page journal entry about how clear your mind feels. What is it that you enjoyed most about the walk? You should be relaxed enough to reflect on the book. I assure you that retaining information while exercising is much easier than trying to do it in a stressful environment. Thank you for reading the daily writing tip.

Have fun reading and walking. This may be the most relaxing moment of your week because it only involves yourself. You just have to please yourself.

1 comment:

  1. Great idea! Distractions are probably the number one thing that gets in the way of my reading--and working!