Well after the debacle that was this year’s Big Day of Giving (CLICK HERE to read more about it) and my working a 20 hour shift for Tuleyome on Tuesday and a 10 hour shift on Wednesday trying to keep donors engaged and happy, I was exhausted in every aspect of my being, so I shut off the computer and my phone and took a walk in nature for a little while.
Nature heals. It’s been documented. The Japanese call it “shinrin-yoku” (forest bathing / walking) and it always seems to work for me. I couldn’t get out to a forest today, but I did manage to get over to the WPA Rock Garden and duck pond. Saw lots of beautiful flowers, interesting bugs, and cute ducklings and goslings… got some fresh air… walked around for a little over an hour to get my body moving again after sitting hunched over in front of a computer for 2 days. Just what I needed.
If you want to learn more about the healing effects of nature on the body and mind here are a few articles you can read:
- Nature’s Healing Effects on Your Body & Your Mind
- The Amazing Ways Nature Can Heal You and Make You Feel at Your Best
- The healing effects of forests
- How Nature Resets Our Minds and Bodies