3 Ways Nature Acts as Inspiration
Nature is what connects us to other people, our pets and our
Ever do your Yoga routine on the top of a mountain, in the grass or on the beach? Sinking your hands into the ground and feeling the earth beneath you in it’s many forms has a way of creating a connection that eases tension in every day life, and lasts much longer than the time you spend out there in the elements. But it’s so easy to get caught up in a fast-paced lifestyle and start to worry more about whether you have toothpaste than your connection with nature.
So here are a few things to remember so you don’t neglect your time with Mother Earth:
1. Nature inspires you imagination. Wondering how to handle the holidays this year? How do you get that perfect gift for the special people in your life? Set aside an hour or two this week to get away from magazines, catalogs, the television and other things that can get in the way of your imagination. Get out and do your cardio in the park instead of on the treadmill and see what comes to mind. Handmade gifts that celebrate your memories with that person like a custom painted flower pot or picture frame might be better than anything you can find in the stores. So let those creative juices flow, and see what you come up with.
2. Nature enriches your life. When you stand and gaze at a beautiful piece of artwork emotions surface that you may not have noticed before. And there’s no piece of artwork that compares with some of the sights you’ll find out there in the outdoors. Next time you’re planning date night, skip the expensive dinner and art show and pack a picnic. Take your tasty treats by a nearby lake or other natural feature and simply take in the scenery with your partner. This can really bring about opportunities for emotional connections you may not find anywhere else.
3. Nature helps you stay focused on a healthy lifestyle. There’s a reason mind body workouts are so popular. They don’t just burn calories and tone muscles, they help build a relationship with yourself on a level that transcends how much money you make, your schedule and obligations, your social persona and your calorie in take. Get out there! Leave your cute workout outfit behind and just dress in a style that makes you happy. Get in touch with the real you and sing with the birds, pick wild flowers and put some on the dinner table at home. Building your relationship with yourself out in nature is great way to help keep your healthy goals in mind
“There is new life in the soil for every man. There is healing in the trees for tired minds and for our overburdened spirits, there is strength in the hills, if only we will lift up our eyes. Remember that nature is your great restorer.” ~ Calvin Coolidge
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