When you feel stressed out, overwhelmed, anxious or just a little bored with life, a simple thing you can do is to put down your phone and go for a walk. Being in nature reminds us of the everyday miracles that surround us. Spending time in nature relieves stress and anxiety, improves focus, supports our immune system, and lifts our mood.
However, sometimes we can't get outside. Maybe we are stuck at work, watching little ones, have something in the oven or it's just cold and nasty outside. What do you do then? Visualization meditation is the next best thing.
Take a few minutes to close your eyes, breathe deeply, and visualize yourself walking in the woods. Hear the sounds of the wind, the birds, the rustling of leaves under your feet, or the snap of a twig as you step on it. Feel the cool breeze and the warm sunshine. Imagine the smell of the woods...that damp smell of the dirt under the fallen leaves. Imagine the feel of the fresh air in your lungs. Let the energy of the woods revive you.
If you need a little help, you can join me.