This contemplative event is celebrated on June 19, when Americans meet for the leisurely World Sauntering Day. In hustle and bustle of everyday worries, it is easy to lose touch with one’s inner state, the balance of the spiritual component. On this summer’s day, think about the transience of time, pay attention to the world around you, dissolve into the present, and give yourself moments of absolute happiness, serenity, and peace.
Modern civilization is characterized by rapid rates of technological development. In the cycle of events, the ability to pay attention to pleasant little things and appreciate their details and beauty is minimized. Level of stress provokes diseases, but the ability to relax prolongs life and improves its quality. This holiday appeared in 1970.
Imagine, all the time in the world belongs to you. This is the true meaning of the word sauntering, which consists of regularity and a lack of haste. This noun is of French origin, translated as Holy Land.
- Writer Rabe established this festive event. He was tired of people who prefer to run in the morning. This original author decided, in retaliation against athletes, to emphasize the benefits of walking at a slow pace. The idea resonated with many Americans.
- Sauntering aims to stop time and slow things down, which sounds attractive against the background of life’s transience and the inability to enjoy small moments.
- The route is unimportant, the priority is to move on a whim, not to reach a destination or cover a specific distance.
Sauntering develops creativity, critical thinking, increases productivity, and improves mood.
How to take part
Go for walks, abandon your plans. Listen to your intuition. Hit the road. Lack of specifics or the need to follow a certain trajectory gives you freedom and scope for spontaneous decisions. Make stops in beautiful places; observe nature, people, and animals. Take photos of these moments.
When is World Sauntering Day celebrated in 2024?
World Sauntering Day is observed on June 19 each year.