Savoring Tip | Take A Slow Walk Outside
When's the last time you walked outside slowly?
No power walking to burn calories?
No jogging between walking steps?
No pedometer to track your steps?
No phone calls?
No text messages or emails?
When you get SLOW in nature, you nourish yourself like no other!
- LOOK at the blue sky, the white clouds, the green grass, trees, flowers and rocks.
- LISTEN to the birds chirp as they fly by and the leaves on the tree's sway back and forth around you.
- FEEL the breeze on your face and the warmth of the sun on your skin.
Doing this will bring you into the present moment, melt your stress away and leave you FEELING GOOD and SMILING big!
It doesn't have to be a long walk. Just 10 minutes, soaking up the beauty nature provides, will provide amazing, uplifting benefits: energized, calm, happy, relaxed and rejuvenated.
If it's been a long time since you've walked, slowly, outside, your mind and body will want to do everything it can to walk fast and focus on something else, like your phone.
Instead of using your phone to check Facebook, email, write a text message, make a phone call or listen to music, just use it to help you focus on the present moment by taking a picture.
I LOVE using my camera to pull me into the present moment. It helps me to STOP, LOOK and SAVOR exactly what's happening in front of me, instead of what others are doing and thinking and saying on social media.
My motto: If you LOVE it, SNAP it! If it makes you SMILE, SNAP it! If you're being moved from within with happy tingles, SNAP it!
So, if you see anything on your walk that makes you SMILE or makes you FEEL GOOD, stop and take a picture of it. You'll SLOW DOWN, SEE all the beauty that surrounds you and you'll SAVOR up all the nourishment the present moment provides.
Just don't post your pics to social media after taking the pics. Post them after your walk so you can continue to enjoy and SAVOR the present moment.
There's nothing more important than SLOWing DOWNtoSAVOR what you LOVEin the present moment.
Oh, and when your kids start whining because they wanna go another direction than you're going or they don't wanna walk outside anymore, just do what I do, go home. Once that starts to happen, I can't focus on nature's nourishment anymore, so instead of fighting it, I just go home, even if we were only outside for 5 minutes. I'll take any time in nature I can get right now. :)
So tell me...
When you do get outside in nature, isn't it just AWESOME??? Don't ya just love it???
Until next time...
Life IS beautifully slow...SAVOR it up!