Mindful Thoughts For Walkers

Mindful Thoughts For Walkers

Mindfulness is a huge topic going into 2018. Perhaps you don’t really know what mindfulness is or you don’t know how to practice it? Well, this is your book!

The Mindful Thoughts for Walkers: Footnotes on the zen path book by Adam Ford is a very easy to read, succinct book, focusing on meditations whilst walking and exploring nature. Walking is a great way to clear your mind and step out of the usual hustle and bustle daily routine you may have and this is a beautifully worded book. I particularly like the fact that it takes a different approach to walking, which many people see as a chore.

With it being pocket sized and hardback it’s very easy to transport with you in your coat pocket or rucksack as a companion on your walks. Maybe you’re now thinking ‘I’m no hiker’, well you may not be but even if you take a daily stroll to your local shop, you can still practice mindful thoughts! I also love the artwork in this book. It is perfectly suited for the nature/outdoors theme but also visually appealing and ‘mindful’ in it’s illustration.

Each chapter is short and well-written with plenty of tips in each one. I love that there is a big focus on emptying your mind, focusing on your breathing and simply bringing your mind back to basics and connecting with nature and your surroundings. Quite often when you are walking you are still thinking about work, family and life in general. After reading this book however, you will learn to think about the present. Even the smallest things such as putting one foot in front of the other and taking a step as well as increasing your awareness of your surroundings.

If mindfulness is something that appeals to you, you could also check out the Mindful Thoughts for Cyclists which is also in the same range. I’m really excited to read this one too as I do love cycling and clearing my mind. Watch this space for a review of this book too!

Do you have any mindfulness books you like to read?  How do you practice mindfulness?

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27 thoughts on “Mindful Thoughts For Walkers

  1. I do enjoy walking, I find it helps clear my mind and enables me to relax. Normally, I put my headphones in and listen to music. Other times I walk and just take in the scenery, it’s very therapeutic 😍. Great review Rebecca and I like the book colours & design. It’s the sort of thing that would catch my eye in a bookshop and I would have a look through 💖 xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

    1. Walking is so lovely, and I love exploring! There’s lots of mindfulness books out there, I just like the theme with this one and the fact it’s easy to read and small too! Nothing worse than a 500 page book without any colour of pictures! Thanks for reading Bexa xx

  2. Fab post 🙂
    Definately like to go for a walk, it helps clear my head but being a driver I probably don’t go out without my car as often as I should. I love putting my earphones in and having a stroll, I am going to dedicate more time to doing it more often.

    1. You definitely should, walking clears the mind. I like going for walks at the weekend as I spend most of the week driving to work etc! xx

  3. This looks like an interesting book, Rebecca. I must confess I don’t walk that much as we need the car for the school run and then I’m sitting at my desk a lot of the time. But I do find getting out in my garden is very calming and head clearing, and I love being out in the fresh air, even in this chilly weather! x

    Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com

    1. I’m the same, I use my car everyday for work but I do like to try and walk at a different place over the weekend and get some fresh air! xx.

  4. As I live so close to my university, I usually walk in every day rather than taking the car, so I have plenty of opportunities to engage in mindfulness! I will have to pick up a copy of this book because it sounds like a wonderful way of embracing your day to an even greater degree!

    Abbey x

  5. I bought cyclist’s version for my uncle for Christmas! They make really good gifts! I hadn’t realised there was a walking one – that’s much more up my street! It’s so handy that they’re pocket sized so you can take them out and about with you. Great review! xx

  6. This sounds like such a lovely little book, I’ll definitely have to keep my eye out for this as it sounds so interesting! This was a great post, I definitely need to be more mindful when I’m walking as I’m usually thinking about everything else that I could be doing! X

  7. I love going on walks to clear my mind and just take some time out to think! Might need to pick this up actually! Nothing better than a walk to the park and around the lake when you’ve been stuck inside all day!

  8. Hi, I think I may have to get this Greta that its the right size to take easily with you. I also love to go for a walk in the fresh air to clear my head.

  9. This post is SO right up my street. This is literally what I do on a daily basis. I don’t meditate, I walk and that’s my meditation. I apply all the things I imagine this book says and I’m so glad you reviewed this because, although it’s something that I do already, I’d love to read it.

    I think I’m actually going to buy it and will probably feature it on my blog too if I like, with your review too.

    Thanks for another amazing review!

    Sil x

    1. Awh I’m really glad you enjoyed it! Such a lovely comment thank you. Look forward to reading your review of it – let me know when it’s up and I’ll take a read xx.

  10. The concept of this book is so unique and appealing! I definitely am adding it to my booklist, it seems very insightful and useful for a self-care day where you just want to spend time with yourself! Great post.

    Ashiana : ashianashome.wordpress.com

  11. This book sounds really good. I’ve always been a walker, though I’m very guilty of zoning out completely when I walk. Mindfulness is something I want to practise more of anyway, so combining the two would be perfect! Plus I cycle to and from work, so the cycling version would also be really useful. Thank you for bringing our attention to such a useful book 🙂

    1. Ahh that’s great to hear! Mindfulness is so up and coming so it’s definitely good to start practicing more of it I think! xx

  12. Walking is wonderful for both my body and my mind. I have started listening to podcasts while I walk at a faster pace but I really like the idea of taking a slower, more mindful and meditative walk. Thanks for the great book suggestion Rebecca!

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