Get the App

7 new guided walks to help improve your day

by Kelton Wright

  • Share

Life gets busy. Some days it can feel like we haven’t got a moment to spare for ourselves— it’s all just go, go, go. But being on the move doesn’t mean we need to sacrifice our mental health and wellbeing. That’s why we’re launching 7 new audio-guided walks to help improve your day.

Whether you’re looking to deal with stress, get motivated, or maybe just connect with the world around you, we’ve got a walk to help you out. Long enough to help you feel a little better, short enough to squeeze in to even the busiest day. And starting today through December 3, they’re all free to try. After all, studies have shown that walking improves mood, reduces the risk of disease, improves circulation, alleviates fatigue, and more.

You may notice we have a new narrator for these walks, too — you’re in good hands with her. So try the walk that works best for you, or try them all.

Our 7 new guided walks

Connect with your body: We spend so much of the day stuck in our heads or distracted. So for this walk, you’ll practice focusing your attention on your body and getting in touch with the natural feeling of movement.

Calm your nerves: Big day, bad day, or any day at all. Everyone gets anxious, but going for a walk has been shown to relieve some of these feelings. So take a deep breath and calm your nerves with this guided exercise.

Get motivated: We can’t reach our big goals without a bunch of little steps along the way. On this walk, you’ll clear your head to find motivation and better understand how to approach whatever you’re working towards.

Add some joy: Lots of people say that just thinking about what they’re grateful for makes them feel happier and less anxious. On this walk, find a new sense of gratitude by reflecting on the people and things you appreciate.

Hit reset: Distracted, annoyed, or caught up in thought? Think of this walk like a reset button for your mind. Step away from your inner chatter to connect with the natural rhythm of walking and the feeling of your feet on the ground.

Walk off frustration: When we’re upset, our thoughts can be overwhelming. On this walk, you’ll work through whatever’s frustrating you by speeding up and slowing down your pace, letting your thoughts rise and fall away so you can get back to a calmer, more balanced state of mind.

Connect with the world: How often do you stop to appreciate your surroundings? This walk is all about getting out of your head and into your environment. Reflect on all the sights and sounds, and feel how your body moves through the world.

Kelton Wright

Kelton Wright is the Editorial Director of Movement and Sport at Headspace. She is a published author, an avid cyclist, and a slow but enthusiastic trail runner. You can find her on Instagram and Twitter at @keltonwrites.

Meditation Made Simple

Meditation Made Simple

Start Meditating