Took A Walk
I've heard a lot of people joke about how therapists in Nigeria or Africa in general would starve to death because we Africans never go for therapy or do any of those Oyinbo people stuff. That's what we call it, Oyinbo stuff (Oyinbo means White people). And the truth is many of them are not lying, I personally have never seen anyone in Nigeria who claims to be a therapist, not because there isn't any in the country (maybe there isn't) but maybe because the majority of them are based in the rich and wealthy society where their fees can easily be paid with no stress.
Sadly, therapy isn't the only thing we don't take serious. There are a bunch of other stuff, things like taking a walk, yoga, kayaking and basically the rest of the cool stuff. The life of an average Nigerian is pretty simple, just go to work, come back, eat, hangout with some friends (either at the club, bar or sport viewing center) and then come back home.
People don't realize how powerful certain things like taking a walk can be. It's not everytime you have to go to the bar to drink yourself to death whenever you have something bothering your mind, drinking won't even solve the problem, it only helps you forget for a while and the moment you're sober, all of your problems are back.
Meanwhile you easily could have taken a walk to just clear your head and hopefully in the process get a solution to whatever it is bothering you. Yes I know that not all problems can be solved by just simply taking a walk, but no problems would be solved by drinking yourself to oblivion.
Today was a bad day for me, it was one of those days where I just felt like I needed to disappear and just be on my own for reasons best known to me. So I had left my phone at home and had just gone out for a walk. I don't know why I did it but I just felt like I might go crazy if I stayed at home any second longer.
I took about two hours walk and when I got back, I no longer was feeling shitty anymore. It felt like my mind was washed clean and suddenly there was this inner peace, one I didn't know I had in me. The whole feeling just made me realize the importance of doing something as little as just going for a stroll, and it's something I feel everyone should do every now and then.