Nurture Yourself – Clarity in Nature
In keeping with my word a month to Nurture Yourself – the word for May is Clarity. To have clarity (claridad, limpidez – Spanish) is to be free from cloudiness, obscurity and blurred thoughts. It’s a state of mind quality that is clear; transparent and lucid.
Your brain functions better when you do things outdoors. Is there anything more envigorating than a walk in the park or a visually pleasing outdoor area?
Gardening, walking, exercising all contribute to positive thinking. Exercise in the open air with the warmth of the sun, the sound of birds singing in the trees and a light breeze blowing in your hair and face can raise anyones level of happiness. Looking at natural scenery and noticing nature’s beauty all have an effect on our emotional stability. For years, Japanese have been practicing Tai Chi outdoors. Tai means supreme or great – Chi means life’s eneregy. There has been a resurgence of Tai Chi with baby boomers who are interested in its benefits to physical and mental health.
Negative ions which have been found in particles near waterfalls, river rapids and in beaking waves at the beach can act as natural anti-depressants, according to a study conducted at Columbia University.
Today, take a little time to nurture yourself with a little time outdorrs and find clairty with all the beauty before you. Unpleasant thoughts will fade away and you’ll feel energized enough to face anything before you.