Reflections

Finding Peace of Mind in Nature

There comes a point in every person’s life where everything seems to happen ALL AT ONCE. It’s like you’re taking a brisk walk outside on a lovely sunny- or rainy- day and then out of nowhere a tornado hits you. You have a ton of work to do, deadlines to meet, meetings to attend and a cat to feed.

Maybe not a cat, but you know what I mean.

You are burdened with responsibilities brought forth by the tornado.

When you reach that point where you feel like you’re just in a swirling mess and have no idea what to do, just do nothing. Simple. Actually, go outside and take a timeout. Spending time in nature, either alone or with someone, is better than any other “quick-fix” you will pay for.

You could sit in your garden, lie on the grass somewhere on campus, take a walk in the park or relax at the beach. When you do spend time in nature, not only do you find inner peace but you also discover (or rediscover) your appreciation for the earth. The earth is a life-form that also deserves appreciation.

How I Spent Time In Nature

I had recently gone through a phase where I was in a constant state of anxiety. I pressed pause and went outside. I found a sense of peace in the gentle breeze, the warmth of the sunshine and the feeling of grass between my fingers. I appreciated the earth and all its beauty. My breathe became stable and I finally found peace of mind in nature.

If you haven’t taken a timeout yet, then a perfect time to do so would be during Earth Hour on Saturday 25 March from 20:30 to 21:30. Switch off all lights and disconnect from every gadget. Get other people involved too and share your Earth Hour experiences.

Take care, and please remember to breathe.

-Kayla Shivana

Follow my cruelty-free and sustainable journey on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter.

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