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But there’s another powerful benefit to walking. When your brain is completely overloaded and you need to take a life time-out and hit the reset button, nothing will accomplish that better than logging some cleansing miles on foot, solo. No phone, no headphones, no wallet (lest you see something that you’re distractedly tempted to buy). The long walk is a therapeutic tool to not only power up your mind but also to recharge its battery. Which, in turn, leads to much greater creativity once you’ve rebooted. When’s the last time you set out alone on a walk, with no destination in mind, no technological tools in your pockets or ears, and nothing to ruminate over? It might just be all you need.

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via The Power of the Long Walk – 99U.