I’m convinced that most people simply don’t have time to think about something. At the office, we’re constantly interrupted by phone calls, emails, and knocked at the door. At home, there are dogs that need attention, food to be prepared, TV shows to watch, and other distractions. Time and space to really ruminate about something are in short supply.
But walks are ideal for some careful thinking. Set out with an issue to consider, let your lower brain handle moving your feet and dodging cars, and let your upper brain get to work. It’s amazing how often you’ve got a good thought about the issue by the end of the walk.
In the age of President Twitter, we could all use a bit more time to really think.