Last updated on 31/08/2022
A daily walk has become an essential self care and Self care practice for me over the years. Wherever you live, look up and around to soothe your eyes and soul and gain some perspective…
This week, I’m simply sharing some images from today and yesterday’s walks.
I’m BEYOND spoiled in spectacular County Mayo, Ireland bur wherever you live, you have access to beauty.
Let the natural world replenish your soul.
Which of the above images feels most soothing for you right now?
Maybe one is your favourite type of landscape. Maybe several feel like just what the doctor ordered.
Perhaps none of them speak to your soul and you crave desert or snow. Or city!
Whatever makes you think ‘Ahhhhh’ at the idea, make a plan to get into that kind of setting asap.
One of the best things I ever did for my self care was recognising that I felt burned out and depleted in 2012 after years and years of intensive training after training, personal processing and trauma recovery while keeping my head above water in my business.
It felt positively reckless to commit to a weekly sea swim (back then, just in the spring to autumn months) once a week when getting to the seaside meant two trains and an hour in the opposite direction to London.
But it was so energising and it became an ongoing practice.
Now I’m lucky enough to live within cycling distance of the sea and while I say at least once a week, it’s much more in the summer.
But I also depend on my country walks, my mountain views and bogland beauty.
How can you let nature heal YOUR soul?
Creating a spectrum (quick local walk / longer or further afield walk / afternoon immersion in nature / holiday etc) will help you benefit as much as your lifestyle permits.
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