While we are sheltering at home in order to combat the coronavirus, we want to make sure we are doing everything possible to remain healthy. One of the things we are urged to do during this global pandemic is to go outside and get some exercise. Sunshine and fresh air are recommended at any time, especially when we are trying to remain healthy against such a formidable foe as COVID-19.
Exercising outside is not only beneficial for our physical health, it also helps us maintain our emotional and mental health.
With this in mind, my wife and I have started going for what we call “sanity walks” every day. She goes to the east and I go to the west!
Seriously, not only is exercise beneficial to our health, solitude can also be helpful to our mental well-being. Sometimes we need to get away from others and spend some quality time with God. Maybe you should make a sanity walk a part of your regular routine.
“Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.”—Mark 1:35.