There’s been a trend towards mindfulness over the last few years. Being present and getting into a flow state are espoused as healthy ways to control a racing mind, boost creativity, and generally bring benefits into your life.
It’s a fascinating area. I’ll be delving into the science in a future post. But the 15 minute walk I took today to break from work certainly made me feel energised, rested and inspired. I was lost in the moment – or, rather, several moments.
I watched bees.
I watched an insect.
I fed the ducklings (and mum).
I took photographs of flowers.
And then I went home.
You don’t need to spend hours outside to feel the benefit. Even the most urban setting has natural joys hiding, if you look closely enough – or look up.
There’s still time to sign up for 30 Days Wild. Connect with nature every day in June and test its effects for yourself.
Lovely photos! Nature certainly does wonders for quietening the mind!