You need a moment to relax. Disconnect. Refocus. Appreciate the world around you. These moments of peace and rejuvenation may be easier to achieve than you think: just go for a walk. Chemically and medically, walking has proven benefits, including releasing endorphins - a neurochemical that boosts your mood. Anecdotally, thousands of walkers will tell you that their daily jaunts are what keep them happy and healthy. Even 20 minutes a day can make a noticeable difference in the short-term, and contribute to overall health in the long-term.
Walking could also lead you to some pretty awe-inspiring places. Experiencing awe - or the sensation that you’re connected to something greater than yourself - has been shown to have a positive effect on mental health. Whether you’re walking through the rust-hued geographic wonders of Red Rocks Canyon Open Space or perusing the otherworldly canyons of Paint Mines Interpretive Park, awe is around every corner.