Do Less. Accomplish More.
Eliminate non-essentials to find time for you.
I don’t know about you, but over the last year my stress levels have reached a new high. Instead of healing my body, mind and soul - I’ve been distracting myself. Binge watching shows on Netflix. Scrolling through social media or news. Indulging in wine and more chocolate than usual. My yoga and meditation practice has suffered as I struggled to quiet my mind.
I realize what's missing in my life is mindful time in nature. Being mindless is all too easy when I'm overwhelmed. Being mindful in nature, means more than just doing an activity in nature and calling it a day. Coffee on my front porch or a walk in the park is nice but if I'm not paying attention does it even count?
A walk in nature, walks the soul back home. ~ Mary Davis
I recently spent some time at the beach. My transformation was almost immediate. Getting away from home and my responsibilities and errands was incredibly freeing. Stepping on to the beach for the first time in two years, my entire being relaxed. My jaw unclenched. My forehead relaxed. My shoulders let go of the weight of the world and all of my worries. I felt lighter immediately. I realized my challenges that seemed insurmountable are just another stepping stone to my future. I feel better able to cope with the ups and downs of my life.
Our beings are meant to be in nature. Watching and observing nature as if we’ve never seen it before, allows us to see ourselves and our life with fresh eyes. The sights, the sounds, the sensations are all around us, we just need to look.
There's so much healing power waiting for you outside your front door. All you have to do is open it, step outside and breathe it all in.