Want to change your mood? One of the best things you can do is take a walk. If you can go outside, you have the benefits of nature on top of the benefits of exercise. If you can’t get outside but have access to a treadmill, try adding in some of your favorite music to lift your spirits.
Of course, walking does much more than lift your mood. Julia Cameron wrote in Walking in this World that a weekly walk is a useful tool for awakening creativity. And of course it’s good for your health–simply walking a bit more each day can yield impressive results for your health and waistline.
Need some added motivation? Check out Jawbone’s Up Band, a wristband that connects to an app that displays how many steps you take each day and how well you’re sleeping at night. But however you do it and whatever motivates you, a little extra time walking is a wonderful tool for brightening your day.