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Today, I want to discuss the importance of an occasional nature walk & a hot bath. A friend of mine from Seattle (Northwest stand up) emailed me recently about a pervading sense of stress & negativity in his life….feeling like one thing after another turned out poorly, like the world was out to get him. Disclaimer: I am not Dr. Phil nor licensed to provide therapeutic advice to an unsuspecting public…but I do know there is a strong correlation between outlook & reality. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over & over again and expecting different results.
If you don’t like an outcome. Stop. Analyze and figure out what you’re doing that’s bothering you & take necessary steps towards going down a different path. Put on some head phones & take a walk round those pretty green trees all about your neighborhood. If you live in a concrete jungle, pretend rusted lamp posts are evergreens & Dobermann pinschers are loving squirrels. We tend to overlook the intrinsic healing powers the outdoors have on our minds, bodies, n souls. Eternal optimism: a decision & knowledge that things can & will improve regardless of present circumstance. Choose your reality.
American culture was founded on hustle: go, think, do, perform, fast, now. Extensive periods of rest & relaxation may not be in your reality, but small bits of self-TLC here n there (ex: a spot of tea/ a 10 min stretch) do your body good. Flee the Matrix. When you get wound up, grab a yoga mat & Warrior 1 it outside. It’s simple & nice. Listen to the birds chirp, but avoid their droppings. Savor the land around you while you have it. I’m Blative-American (w a sprinkling of Irish) so it is in my DNA to be at one the earth. Most days. You should be too.