Some days you just don’t want to deal with certain situations, whether it’s that ladder in your way, or the co-worker who always seems to come to you with their problems. This day gives you the perfect answer to these situations, and a valid excuse to do so! This is ‘Walk around Things Day!’ and the numerous ways that statement can be interpreted gives you a lot of leeway in your celebration!
There are so many options, from the light-hearted method of simply ‘walking around things’, where you may circle a Fire Hydrant a couple of times for fun on the walk to work, to the more exercise conscious method of ‘walking around the park’ you usually walk through as a short cut to and from your favorite coffee stand.
There are many days and affirmations that are about meeting your challenges head on, and those are powerful and valid tactics. This day reminds us that sometimes you have to pick your battles, and sometimes the best way to deal with a situation is by simply not dealing with it at all. You must be careful what you choose to walk around though, what you may be walking around isn’t the problem, but the path of wisdom!
Let’s start with walking around things in the literal sense, as you go about your day, rather than walking past things like poles, office chairs, cubicles, light poles, or stop signs, instead make sure you complete one full circle around each one you pass. You may find yourself having a lot longer walk to wherever you’re going, but the health benefits you’ll get, and the fun you’ll get laughing at the strange looks others give you, will more than make up for it! No one needs to know why you’re doing it, or you can let them in on the secret and spread the special magic of this day.
You can also arrange exercise events for this day. Approach your manager the day before ‘Walk Around Things Day’, and see if they’d like to help you organize a walk around the building day for health. At some point in the day, you can arrange for groups, or the entire office, to take a walk around the block where your office is located. Getting up and moving helps everyone feel better, and there’s nothing to get the energy back up after lunch then getting out and getting a little fresh air and exercise!
Then there’s the ‘Walk around Things’ part of the day that makes one think about the challenges one chooses. Walking around things doesn’t have to be literal, you can choose to walk around a problem by choosing not to have a particular argument with someone. You may identify that all they really want is for you to agree with them, and the conversation will be over right then. You may then proceed to continue with your day as planned, having ‘walked around’ that problem.
No matter how you choose to celebrate it, Walk Around Things Day is a great opportunity to try new ways of thinking and looking at the world. It’s a great way to change things up from your normal routine by simply walking around things that normally you’d just pass right by. Who knows what you’ll discover just around the block from your normal pathway to work, or what new solutions to problems will present themselves to you when you simply choose to walk around them? Take this wonderful concept and the lessons it teaches you forth into the world, and give them a good walking around!