Working on a night shift in the Bonifacio Global City area has always been a hassle for me. It is quite close to the city where I live in, but still I would have to go to work four hours in advance lest I wouldn’t be able to catch the last FX from Pasig to Taguig. This is one of the things I hate about my job, because it always feels like I am doing over-time every day. What’s even worse is my tendency to consume more sticks of cigarette for something to do and for killing the idle time, since I found it really difficult to resume my rest in the sleeping quarters of the company.
Quitting from smoking has always been an issue for me. In fact, I have already written a lot of posts about it in the hope that it would motivate me from killing the habit once and for all. I had even considered using nicotine patches and electronic cigarette.
But the idea of fooling myself out of my vice didn’t appeal to me. Instead, I thought of ways so that I could keep myself away from the temptation, and that is walking as far as I can from the office during those idle hours. It’s a good thing that Bonifacio Global City has well-paved roads. Now I know why running is such a big thing among the people in the community.
Whether be it day or night, I always see people running or walking. I even thought of starting to participate in one of the recent running activities to test if running is something that I can actively do. The only problem is that I have never bought or worn running shoes before, and I also don’t want to spend a big chunk of my monthly salary buying a bulky pair of sports shoes–which is one of the no-nos in my fashion list. I think, I will be sticking with walking in the mean time because it is something I can do whether I am wearing my leather shoes or my sneakers.
I didn’t know that walking would be such a great help for me. This way, I was able to divert my attention to other things and not think of smoking. It was difficult at first, but soon walking began to have a deeper meaning to me. For me, it is a liberating experience walking aimlessly just by myself. I may be doing it just by myself, but I don’t feel completely alone, because what surrounds me is a vast concrete jungle, and it feels good to realize that I am actually a part of something good.