Happy Monday Wanderers!
Just wanted to do a quick blog about getting out and enjoying the outdoors. We have gotten some great weather this past weekend and I got to go outside. The sun poked her beautiful face out this past weekend to hint at the coming of spring. This encouraged us to step outside to start shedding our winter skins. It was amazing to get outside and feel her on my face again. If you follow me on Instagram you've probably have seen quite a few posts involving nature and the outdoors. Just the other day we had some epic weather. I was able to get out and go for a hike, one of my favorite things to do. I love the woods! Spending just two hours in nature can help reset your entire system.
It's time to unplug, get out and listen to the sounds of nature.
I started hiking a few years ago as a means to connect with my spiritual side. I ended up finding one of the best hobbies ever. When I go hiking I get a great workout, connect with nature and lower my anxiety. It is a great way to get some me time. I have always love the woods, there is something so magical about the trees. I grew up on a farm for most of my life and woods covered the majority of it.
I could spend hours just wandering around having my own mini adventures.
Going out into the woods is viewed as medicine in places such as; Japan, Finland and Germany. Spending time in the forest not only reduces anxiety but it also lowers blood pressure, helps with insomnia and increases your life span. The Japanese call it Shinrin - Yoku, the act of forest bathing. This practice is when you soak up the forest stimuli. The sights, sounds, and smells.
Only 15 min can raise energy and boost the immune system.
Some of my favorite outdoor activities; hiking, camping, meditation, yoga, reading in the park, and horseback riding. Even if you're not an "outdoorsy" type of person there are many ways to get some fresh air. Try starting out small, and go from there. Try sitting outdoors at a restaurant, grab a friend and take a walk around the park, go somewhere that intrigues your wild side, or visit a botanical garden.
No matter where you are, there's always time for nature.
The forest can inspire, motivate, encourage and restore our lives. Sitting amongst the invigorating sounds of all that's around is a perfect place to reflect inward. When you see the amazing way life is growing, creating and cycling, you can't help but letting go. I highly recommend spending a couple of hours walking around and finding out your favorite things do do outside.
"Magic only comes to those who believe in it."
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