For some, nature can be a very inviting place. It helps to revive the mind, body, and spirit. Feeling Down? Irritated? Stressed? Try stepping outside for about 15 minutes even if it’s just to sit on your balcony/ patio. It helps to clear the mind of our everyday thoughts, worries, and routines.
Nature also helps to put us in a better mood… It slows time down and allows us to live in the present moment if we let it. Inhaling the fresh air, listening to birds chirping or other animals scurrying in nearby bushes. beautiful winged butterflies visiting to enjoy the weather with us. Devices away and a sit on a bench in a nice quiet area gives us the space to connect with our inner selves and tackle any area that’s been nudging at us whether through prayer or making a decision on that thing we’ve been thinking about for the past… every day. Plus great way to get some steps in! Exercise :D! Peaceful and safe communication happens when our critical voice isn’t so loud anymore.
Being at a park in a city with my stepdad on some Sunday afternoons adds peace. While he is riding I enjoy walking 1 or 2 laps before being drawn by the lake, the different types of flowers, such beauty :)! Or by this track that leads to a little secluded area where it’s half shaded and half sunned-your choice! I sometimes sit here and relax, breathing deeply with my eyes closed, listening to the birds, or clearing my mind. Having a cluttered mind is very much like having a cluttered/ messy space. For some, it makes it challenging to focus or rest unless our space is tidy.
Next time you are feeling exhausted, overwhelmed, stressed, or down… Take a walk outside and enjoy God’s beautiful creation while it revives your body, mind, and spirit. 🙂