Walking in Brooklyn… Mini-Blog 2

I spent most of my day in BK.

I had to go to an event for work (the current, dreaded job) and since I work in Lower Manhattan, it was only a short train away.

So to Brooklyn I went. I visited the headquarters of a major bank, and walked around downtown. As I walked through BK, I had a few things that I observed about myself.

It takes me between 7 and 11 seconds to cross a street. There are little things that you observe about yourself when you spend a lot of time alone. Even more, I’ve noticed, when you spend that time walking. An article in The New Yorker states:

Many experiments have shown that after or during exercise, even very mild exertion, people perform better on tests of memory and attention. Walking on a regular basis also promotes new connections between brain cells, staves off the usual withering of brain tissue that comes with age, increases the volume of the hippocampus (a brain region crucial for memory), and elevates levels of molecules that both stimulate the growth of new neurons and transmit messages between them.

Walking the streets of Brooklyn and Manhattan have really helped me work out all of my thoughts. It’s on the streets of New York that I brainstorm short stories and business ideas.

This week in BK, I plan on exploring even more…both in the external world and inside my mind.

Affirmation: I am the architect of my life. I build it’s foundation¬†and choose it’s contents.

Rap Affirmation: I move forward–the only direction–Can’t be afraid to fail in search of perfection. Jay-Z “On to the Next One.” Blueprint 3.

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