At that moment, I was completely connected to nature. The troubles of my week melted away, and I felt more relaxed than I had in a long time.
I try to spend at least one day per week outside, either at a park, in the forest, or near a pond/lake/ocean. If I go more than a week or two without a nature day, I become cranky!
I feel my stress levels start to increase, my muscles become tense, and I don’t sleep as well. Finding this time might seem like a luxury for some people. I know nature areas can be few and far between in some parts. Are there local or county parks, or just even a place where you can find a few trees? I also know we all live hectic lives, but are there areas in which you can shave off a few minutes? I realized how much time I was spending on my phone or watching TV and knew I could put that time to better use. I found small ways to rearrange my time and make a nature day a priority. For me, it is nature therapy. Here are some photos that I have taken during some of my nature outings -
Curious about the one poem that I have written? Well, here it is for your reading pleasure!