By Suzanne Dumaresq
The onset of fall in New England offers an inviting opportunity to enjoy the outdoors, cooler temperatures and brilliant foliage. Be sure to take it — and enjoy a brisk walk in the autumn air to boost your mood and energy level as well as reduce stress and anxiety.
Make the most of your stroll by silencing your phone. Focus on tapping into your five senses. Begin by focusing on your breath. Then, gently shift your concentration to one sense at a time, as though each is new to you.
As your walk comes to an end, take a moment to truly appreciate the season’s splendor. Draw in a deep breath and exhale. Finally, schedule a bit of time for yourself to be mindful each and every day.