Now in the grand scheme of things it’s arguably not that impressive to take a walk. I know that, but hear me out regardless. I’ve been going through a rough patch. Nothing major, but I’ve had some health issues (currently diagnosed with Tietze syndrome, which means chest pains that eventually go away, but kind of suck). On top of that I have my obvious mental health issues that the current covid situation, as well as the grey moody weather have not been helpful towards. I also have a young cat who seems to be a bit unwell. Probably nothing major, but I’m someone who’s quick to worry.
Yesterday, as of writing this, we had elections in our country, The Netherlands. We voted to keep the current parties in charge, more or less. That’s after the government had to step down recently because of a scandal. As you may have realized from my tone, I did not vote for the parties that came out on top. Now I don’t want to go into politics too much, because that’s not helping anyone. I’ve resigned myself to four more years of being a glorified tax haven that’s slowly destroying its health care and education.
Regardless, I took a walk today. I was feeling particularly down towards the afternoon, and although I’ve been depressed before, and this isn’t hopefully the same as that, I was in a foul mood. I’ve been in need of a proper break for a while now, but I’m just not getting it. It was nice though. I went to the supermarket, which is unfortunately a bit more stressful during covid, and I did feel guilty for going to only get a few things, but I desperately needed it. I took a small detour on the way home, and it was quite nice all in all.
That’s it, that’s the post. There’s no point to this, other than if you’re having a bad day, consider taking a walk. It’s nicer than you’d expect. Put on some headphones and just walk for 10 minutes or so and then turn around and go back.