Spending time outside in nature has been my favorite place to go to feel rejuvenated since I was a small child. I just knew instinctively that when I would go outside to play a game, take a walk or spend time sitting on my front porch (like I am doing right now) that I would feel calmer, peaceful, centered and present to the moment.
Throughout the ages, wisdom holders have shared with us the importance of spending time in nature to settle our body and minds so that we may hear the whispers of our soul. Then we can open our hearts and listen to the truth that is trying to get our attention. Time spent in nature is a wonderful way to calm the stress that in our modern world we can tend to carry in our bodies.
Technology in today's world is a wonderful blessing. I am writing this right now on a computer, and I will send it to a website where you will most likely access the blog post on your computer or mobile phone. Amazing...
If you are a busy mother or caregiver like myself, your “To Do List” is filled with things needed to help your children make a smooth transition into their new school year.
But let me ask: do you put yourself anywhere on that “To Do List?” In my own experience, there were many days that I never even considered my own needs, let alone found the time to tend to them. I knew deep inside that something needed to change.
I made a commitment to start each day with time for me. At first, I could only offer myself five minutes per day. Once I gave myself this small gift of time every morning, I began to notice how much more pleasant and balanced I felt. It’s like the moment on an airplane when we are instructed to put on our own oxygen mask before we assist our children.
The first thing I do when I wake up is list three things that I am grateful for and three things that I love about myself. I either speak these aloud or write them in my journal.
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