Stress Management: Nature
"I go to nature to be soothed, healed, and have my senses put in order." - John Burroughs
Going in nature to reduce stress, make you feel good and have rest
With all the stress management techniques in which I speak on, its imperative that I speak on one of the greatest stress management techniques ever known to man, since the beginning of time, which is exposure to nature. Throughout my own mental health journey, I would walk in nature all of the time, play outside, and enjoy the outdoors in order to relieve stress, enhance my cognitive faculties, and boost my creativity. As stated earlier, being in nature has been a stress reliever and mental health booster since the beginning of time, you can think of Jesus in the gospels going out in the wilderness in order to fast, Tibetan monks in the mountains where they meditate, and Brahmans of India in the forests.
This has been a beauty for me in order to relax, ease stress, boost my creativity, and feel at bliss when I am in nature. Before, I get into the facts, I'll just go into some personal testimonies. I usually wake up each and everyday around 5 am, and go for extensive walks around my neighbourhood and where I live around to clear my head, and get prepared for my tasks for the day. I wouldn't know what to do if I didn't go through this process every morning, it's a regular ritual that I do, and if I don't do it, my day feels very awkward and bizarre. This is why I keep at it, and stay consistent because it enables me to perform at my best throughout the day, and continue to grow my knowledge, creativity, and intelligence.
Above are some quick facts breaking down the importance of being in nature and how it helps you with your mental health. Those are all the benefits that I feel when I walk each and everyday, and I am 100% advocate of being in nature. I hope you have a great rest of the day, and enjoy the blog, stay tuned for more soon, peace!! :).