This summer I took David to one of my favourite spots in the world -Manitoulin Island. What started off as a dreary, bleak day with promise of nothing but rain turned into a day of great views, sunshine, adventure, conversation… the list goes on.
How much I love the outdoors
I was reminded on this particular day the importance of stepping outside and breathing in the fresh air.
It’s not that I haven’t done this lately, it’s just that I don’t think I’ve taken the opportunity to appreciate all that it does for me.
Being outside, in the wide open spaces makes me feel FREE
It’s often where my thoughts are the most grandiose, creative, and focused on problem-solving
I feel consumed by the beauty, strength and intricacies of the world rather than fearful of all the bad we’re told by the news.
and most importantly for me,
It’s often where I find calm of mind – which for someone who is often plagued with racing thoughts and too many What Ifs to count, having a still mind is magic.
So if you haven’t gone out in a while, or if you’re feeling a little overwhelmed be it by work, or life, or decisions that are up and coming, take the time to go out. Surround yourself by greenery, listen to the birds, TOUCH the soil with your toes.
Disconnect so you can reconnect with your self.
You’ll be surprised by the answers you already have to your problems, you just need to be able to listen.