Back with another post that hopefully creates an interesting perspective of walking (and the importance of walking with a positive attitude).
Many know my blog caters to fitness/health related topics and one might ask, “what does walking with confidence have to do with staying fit?” The truth of the matter is walking is a huge part of being active but not everyone was born with the ability to walk and some might have had situations that prohibit them from being able to walk. This post isn’t about the nature of walking & how it improves your physical well-being – instead this post is about how to walk with a confidence that heightens your self esteem, your self worth, and your overall mental-wellbeing.
Stick with me, when I tell you, your walk is everything & when I say “walk”, I mean the way you carry yourself & present yourself to the world around you. How do you want people to perceive you? Think about this for a moment because no matter what your mode of transportation is (i.e walking, wheelchair, electric scooter, crutches, etc). When you walk into a room, you are vulnerable initially — especially if you are the new guy or girl in town or perhaps started a new job. No matter how nervous, anxiety ridden, or uncomfortable you may feel — the goal is to not allow anyone to take away from your walk (take away from your confidence). As a fitness professional. I find myself watching the way people walk because well obvious reasons being watching their gait and posture BUT also, because it can say a lot about a person as far as how they feel about themselves or the environment.
This might not be true for everyone, but my mom used to get on me all the time about my walk (I would hold my head down the entire time when walking) I was constantly reminded to hold my head up and look around me (be aware of my surroundings) — it wasn’t until many years later that I was finally comfortable doing so & it wasn’t until I realized how I felt about myself at that time vs now that changed my walk. You see, walking isn’t purely about the physical fitness aspect, it is how you present yourself and want people to perceive you. It is a small change that can have a big impact.
I didn’t want this to be a lengthy post, but rather something that gets straight to the point — the point being, how you feel about yourself is IMPORTANT. In order to build on yourself physically, you need to have the right mindset — you need to know what you are about, and be comfortable with who you are. There is a saying my mom uses “Don’t let them see you sweat” LOL it is a saying that stands true because you don’t want someone to have the power to make you feel inferior, to make you feel uncomfortable, take away from your self esteem that you have built up. Change the way you feel about yourself & it will change your walk.
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