The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper
Every day, we are all surrounded by the magic and beauty of life. The problem is that we are often too busy or stressed to appreciate it or even acknowledge it. But it’s there, waiting to be discovered once we free some time to quiet our minds and be still for a while.
If you don’t believe me, do this exercise and tell me i’m wrong;
- Get outside in nature. Whether it’s the park, a field or the forest…go there.
- Calm your mind. Close your eyes, tilt your head back and take deep, controlled breaths. Do this until you begin to feel relaxed. This exercise is a great way to clear your mind so you can focus on enjoying your current surroundings.
- Open your eyes and observe the beauty and magic around you. I defy you to feel angry upset or stressed while in the great outdoors. If you’re anything like me, this simple exercise will leave you feeling happy, positive and energised.
Why is this important?
Our lives are lived at 100 miles per hour, and despite technology making life easier, we are overloaded, more stressed and more overwhelmed than ever. This is damaging to our mental health, our personal and professional development and our relationships.
When people hear about meditation or mindfulness exercises, their eyes tend to glaze over. So, instead of trying to get your head around mediation and blaming the mind, just try the exercise above. All you need is a little bit of nature. Once you feel the power of this simple exercise to lift your mood and re-energise you, you will wonder how you’ve survived this long without it.
With a clear head and more energy, you can refocus on your goals and go after them with a new hunger and determination. People will also find it more pleasing to spend time with you. Calm your mind, and your life will improve. Just like…magic.
There is more to life than making money with which to buy nice things. Take some time to appreciate the beauty of the world around you. Your mental health will thank you for it.