We all have days when things are just not going that great. Your energy levels are poor and you have a lack of motivation to do anything.. Up until you see an inspiring quote somewhere that gives you renewed strength. Sometimes a beautiful quote is just what you need to keep going.
When you see a quote that speaks to and/or affects you, write it down or stick it on a spot where you can read it every day. For example in your bathroom, car or on the refrigerator. This way you get a little boost for your mindset every day. Or create a book full of inspiration quotes and flip through them every now and then. Is that too creative for you? You can do the same in your phone, create a folder with images of quotes and swipe through them on a regular basis.
On our Instagram we often share great quotes for hikers. We have collected 10 quotes for you that will hopefully motivate you to enjoy a lovely walk more often!
1. Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time
If you take your time for something, you often will achieve more than you might have thought at first. We are often tempted to take the ‘easy’ and ‘fastest’ route. What do you need to make more time for?
2. Some beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost
Without a doubt, you’re going to encounter moments when you’re feeling lost and you can’t find the right direction. These moments will guide you along roads that will eventually lead you to unexpected, beautiful places. These are the roads you would never have discovered without ‘getting lost’.
3. The road is open 24 hours a day
Do you prefer to walk at sunrise, lunchtime or do you like to take a stroll after dinner? The beauty of the outdoors is… it is always open! So whichever time of day you choose, it doesn’t matter. As long as you go!
4. The best view comes after the hardest climb
You can use this quotation for so many situations. At first something may seem extremely difficult, with no purpose or end in sight. Take the first step and just keep going, no matter how difficult it gets. In the end you will be rewarded at the ‘top’ with a beautiful view: the results of your hard work and determination.
5. I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees
This is a well-known quote by Henry David Thoreau. When you walk in nature, no matter where, you always come back with more wisdom than you have left with. You may see things more clearly, or you can look at them with a different perspective. Let yourself be surprised by what a walk in the outdoors brings you.
6. One day, or day one. You decide.
Many people find (major) changes in their lives very difficult. So we tend to postpone them and think ‘Ah, it will come to that someday’. Want to train to run those 15 kilometers? ‘No, I’ll start when the weather improves.’ Eat healthier? ‘The holidays are coming up soon. I’ll start after that.’ But what if you say to yourself, ‘I’ll start today’. Which of those two do you think will take you further? It’s up to you.
7. An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day
Either you’re a morning person, or you’re not. Not all of us at eRoutes are either. But still, we recommend everyone, including you as a non-morning person, to get up early and catch the sunrise. Believe us, this will bring you energy for the whole day!
8. Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet
Some people enjoy the experience, others only see the downsides. Which one are you?
I’m tired, it’s too late, it’s cold, it’s raining. Let’s go!
Recognize this? You’re making up all kinds of excuses for yourself not to go. Cross them all out in your head and go anyway! You will be so proud of yourself after that!
10. Log off, shut down, get outside!
If we are not working on our laptop, we are probably sitting front of the television or are on our phone. Try wringing yourself away from all those devices. Agree with yourself that you will go outside for at least 30 minutes every day. You will quickly experience the benefits of doing this. You will sleep better, your creativity gets a boost and you will feel better about yourself. Isn’t that worth the half hour?