Published on 12, July, 2020
I do this in my house. Pacing from kitchen to living room, my wife is thinking of putting me in a looney bin, she understands a little why I do it. I do it to soothe me from anxiety and it is a bit ocd for me as I have to reach a certain amount of steps, which then becomes a little annoying. I suppose it keeps me fit. And also in my back garden I do it.
I do this when I have to make or take a phone call. I literally walk around in circles in my kitchen.
I've seen this quite a lot, so you're definitely not alone! My boyfriend does it often, especially whilst on the phone as a form of stimming.
I used to do it as part of my teaching approach, moving around a horseshoe of students, keeping them guessing whose turn it was next etc. i also used to pace around the room while the students were doing…
I enjoy pacing too. It's also light exercise.
It's also been a good idea to keep pacing around the house during a fairly strict lock-down regime in which I rarely leave the house. We live in a rather tall building, so up & down stairs all day doing chores has helped me to stay relatively slim.