Recharging!!

Difficult on a wild, wintery and wet day like today, but take a few moments out and imagine…….

Time away from it all.

Peace and quiet and a feeling of connection with nature.

Choose what you enjoy:- the beach the seaside, or coast the mountains by a river or canal in a park observing animals…

Source: Recharging!!

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I particularly like valuing yourself, connecting with nature, experiment and complain less!

Recharging!!

imageTime away from it all.

Peace and quiet and a feeling of connection with nature. Choose what you enjoy:-

the beach

the seaside, or coast

the mountains

by a river or canal

in a park

observing animals in nature eg birds or mammals

a country home and gardens

beside a lake

in a forest or woodland

or wetlands.

Anywhere you can observe the sights, smells, noises, sensations and feelings of being in the fresh air.

Know you are alive by connecting with the Earth and our wonderful natural world.

For me there are several habitats I love but the beach or seaside is a favourite. The feeling of the soft fine sand between my toes, the sound of the crashing waves, the salty smell and breeze in my hair is enhanced when it is sunny and warm. It enables a relaxation to seep through my body.

Sitting or lying in this outdoor space with my senses alive I can reflect on issues of the day or more likely chill out………bliss!

When the weather is cooler testing muscles not used so regularly in a working environment to walk, clamber and explore brings a childish thrill.

This is the life 😃

 

 

 

Quiet time….just be!

A busy household – part time intense job, teenagers, step-teenagers, animals, music, driving, stress, older active mum, working away husband, friends, learning and running a household. Quiet time I ask?

Essential…if you are going to keep your mind calm, your body functioning and your mental health in one piece.We all know this on some level but it is trying to fit it in.

So we need to develop strategies to make it happen.

Find a peaceful place – where you don’t have to overthink of anything, time for you to focus on the here and now. Focus on you! Even if only for 10-15 minutes each day:-

Walk the dog

Sit in the park

Plan a relaxing bubble bath

Walk through countryside

Reading a book or magasine

Gardening

Play sport or exercise class

Sing

Painting

These are some of the things I have tried .Whatever allows you to have that feeling of tuning out or ‘flow’ , where your mind switches off and you can just be. Be in the moment.

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With people demanding of your time and energy for much of the day, you need and deserve this time and space to replenish your energy levels.

If this is difficult for you, I know I have been there, plan to make it a priority 🙂