Nature's Natural Beauty
It is amazing how our children tend to bring us back to nature. My daughter saw these clouds and immediately wanted to take a picture of them for the beauty that they are. In our busy lives we don't take the time to take in one of the most precious beauties around us, nature. When was the last time you looked into the night sky and truly looked at the stars? When was the last time you turned all the technology items off and listened to the birds outside your window? When was the last time you just sat, still, without noise, only listening to the sound of your breath?
One of the cheapest forms of medicine for the heart and soul is right outside your door. Our country is in a "Nature Deficit" for our children, and also for us adults. Part of nurturing yourself is to take yourself outside and take a deep breath, close your eyes, feeling the breeze on your face. Yes, we know we are all too busy, but for your health and wellness the drug of nature can be your start to reconnect to your inner self. Take a moment and meditate, meditation doesn't have to be in a room sitting with hands on your knees, it can be standing outside for 5 minutes listening to the sounds of nature while you focus on your breath. Be mindful, in the moment you are in, for just 5 minutes, you deserve this time for yourself. Start by meditating 5 minutes a few times a week, you will begin to appreciate what peace it gives you. Work up to 5 minutes every day. It can happen before you get out of bed in the morning, or just before you fall asleep, it can happen while you are waiting for your child to get done their activity, sit in the car, turn your phone and radio off, and take 5 for you, you are so deserving of this 5 minutes of peace.
When you start feeling better connected with nature you will also feel better connected with yourself. Give it a chance and just try it one day, sooner rather than later.
Visit your local farmer's market to connect to the bountiful foods from your local area, it is said you can connect more to your local nature just by eating the foods grown in your area, enjoy your local farms and the wonderful foods they produce. Have you ever taste tested an organic food item against the non-organic. Give it a try, you can do this with baby carrots, apples, strawberries. Close your eyes and try a sample of each. As you eat more whole foods and decrease the processed foods from your diet you will find your taste buds are much more sensitive. Try a tongue cleaner to get rid of all the build up on your tongue, it will feel so refreshed! Then foods will taste even better!
These are just a few things that a Health Coach can help you fit into your schedule. The benefits are far more rewarding than you think, give it a try!