Some say they do their best thinking in the shower, on an airplane, or the moments when they first wake. We all have something that works. For me, it's being outside. Stepping outside awakens the senses, relaxes the nervous system, and boosts mood and energy. I'm all about spending more time outside. Here are some reasons you should too!
Being outside makes exercising easier
There is so much to do outside! Taking long walks, riding a bike, kayaking and paddle boarding, or practicing yoga. Being outside makes it easier to do activities that are good for your physical and mental health. Next time friends want to meet, suggest a walking hangout! Nothing better than getting the endorphins flowing and the fun rolling.
Spending time outdoors boosts our mood
It's proven! Spending time outside, soaking up the suns rays boosts our mood and improves our outlook on life. Next time you are feeling overwhelmed or down, just take a short walk and it's guaranteed to help. Focus on your breath and observe the beauty that surrounds you.
Deepen the connection with yourself and our world
We are intricately connected with nature. Our rhythms often sync with the rhythms of mother nature. Take a moment to give thanks to yourself for all that you do. You are a special being and have a specific purpose and place on earth. Register how much you've accomplished and how much you've grown in your life. Mother nature is here to support us and guide us through our journey. Get outside and let her work her magic on you.
With that said, I'm heading outside!
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