Take A Walk – Week #9

Take A Walk w logoWELCOME!  I am so glad you are here.  Every Wednesday I will be sharing (1) tip to help inspire you to lead a simpler life.  It won’t be anything hard or something I haven’t tried myself.  Living a simple life is a conscious choice made up of small steps every day.  So here is our small step for today.

Week #9 – Take  A Walk

There is nothing quite like a walk to help clear the heart and mind.  During the spring, summer and fall my husband and I take frequent walks around our farm.  It’s a great time to slow down from the day, catch up with one another, get some exercise and fresh air and put life back in perspective.

So many of us have schedules that drive us from sun-up to sun-down.  If you are like me,  you can grow tired quickly of the hamster wheel you feel like your on.  Even though we are working continually to simplify our lives, we still have seasons of busy.  It is in those seasons that it is even more important to take those walks.  To take a simple 30 minutes to just breathe without the demands of the phone, email or schedules breaking in every 5 minutes.

I challenge you today to take a walk.  I further challenge you to make a habit of taking a break.  Maybe you don’t have a great place to walk, but you have a front porch or back steps you can escape to for a little bit of time.  Take it.  Find time to breathe and re-focus on what really matters in life.

And remember….It’s ok to find time for yourself.  It’s not only ok, but it’s healthy for you in so many ways.

So get out there and take a walk today!


 Before we Kick Off This Week’s Party

Check out the Featured Post from last weeks Party

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Week 9 Collage


Learning To Live On Less – Our Simple Homestead: What a great post from Tracy about learning to live on less.  She shares their families journey of living on less and gives some great tips on how to make it work for your family. Go on by and check out what great things their family is up too as they learn to live on less together. 

Favorite Travel Necessities – While I’m Waiting: You have to swing by and visit Holly this week over on “While I’m Waiting.”   This week she shares about some great travel accessories. What I loved (and I do mean loved) about these accessories, is that they Tote and Blanket she talks about come from a company called fasionABLE – a company helping to create sustainable business in Africa.  It’s pretty cool.  I know what’s next on my wish list!

How To Find A Good Local Farmer – Interview With Joel Salatin – Mom Prepares: I was so excited to hear that Jendi, from Mom Prepares, was interviewing Joel Salatin last week for the Mom Prepares Podcast.  Joel’s family farm is located just an hour west of our own family farm. We have had the previlage of hearing him speak a number of times in our area and we hope to visit Polyface Farm yet this spring.  Joel always has great advice and wisdom to share when it comes to supporting your local farmer and buying local.  It’s a great Posdcast and well worth the time to listen. 




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  1. Chris Carter
    Chris Carter says:

    Taking a walk has always been my ‘go to’ in life. It restores, and refreshes both my mind and body and lifts my spirit to new heights every single time! This is a great reminder, and if we can be intentional about guarding just a tiny part of our day to do this, it will make a HUGE difference. I know. 🙂

  2. Gema Diaz
    Gema Diaz says:

    Taking a walk is so good for the heart, mind and the soul. Great tips. We talk walks in the afternoons and I love to get in some fresh air at the end of a long day.

  3. Mary Collins
    Mary Collins says:

    We all need to take time to breathe, relax, to look around and see the many blessings God has bestowed upon us. I don’t enjoy walks in the summer because of the oppressive heat in my area but I love walks in the fall or spring.

  4. Jendi
    Jendi says:

    Thanks so much for featuring Mom Prepares!
    Love your tip too! Walking really does help and I learned the hard way that taking a break is very important. Best wishes!


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