In my 11/23/20 post, I highlighted the importance of not taking the ‘little stuff’ for granted. With COVID-19 surging across the country, it’s more important than ever to find sources of comfort and inspiration in both the big stuff and the little stuff. You can start by looking right outside your window.
We all know that nature heals and rejuvenates. I started my day with a walk outdoors at 6:30 AM. Bundled up in layers, I headed out the door into 22 degrees, no big deal for a Chicago native. Braving the elements is invigorating and provides a sense of accomplishment. Except for the moon and a few stars accompanying me, I had the neighborhood to myself. The sun rose as I walked and when I headed east, I was greeted by a blue sky streaked with pinkish orange clouds. Is that a great way to start the day or what?!
While COVID-19 requires us to stay home more, being outdoors is not prohibited. Humans are hard-wired to appreciate and thrive on nature’s beauty, so I challenge you to take a walk outdoors this week and rather than being in your head, be with your surroundings. Notice any thoughts or feelings that come up as you mindfully observe and take it all in. Let me know how it goes.