Hey YOU, go take a Hike!
Well who doesn’t feel better after some time spent drinking in country air, touching the papery bark of a birch tree, listening to the murmuring of a cool creek, surrounded by wildflowers, rocks and even, I don’t know, a bunny hopping along…..mmm,so peaceful….can you imagine it? Maybe it’s time to circle a date in the calendar to take such an excursion, let’s see, I think I have a free weekend in what …six weeks? For us downtown dwellers, finding such stress-‐relieving tranquility can seem difficult in this speedy and crowded environment, but, seek and ye shall find. Every major city has green-space and it is surprising how effective taking time for yourself in these places can be, and yes, even in the wintertime.
Do some research and see what your city has to offer in terms of trails, parks, boardwalks ext.. We don't always have time or money to take a vacation, or get a massage, but getting outside and walking often does the trick to reduce stress and hit the reset button:)
I am heading out today for a walk along a downtown ravine with some ambient, guided meditation music (Moby) and some relaxing, stress reducing essential oils like Peace blend (roll-on), Serenity blend, Wild Orange and/or Copaiba.