Over the past few days I had some time away from home in nature. I had the amazing opportunity to head up to Mammoth for my very first time. During the drive up I realized I had driven by it on my way to Reno a few years ago, but I had no idea what beauty it held. The drive up provided me with lots of open road, few cars, sunshine and so much natural beauty. Over the last few days I wasn’t on my phone much, I didn’t even take my computer out of my backpack. I did take some photos, posted a few to Instagram and made sure there were no urgent emails to respond to, besides that I was pretty disconnected which was just wonderful.
For the entire trip I didn’t set my alarm. This is a real treat because as of lately I’ve had some anxiety and it’s presented itself by not allowing me to sleep fully. During my time away I was able to catch up on some reading that has been passed by for the TV lately. I had the opportunity to breath in some really fresh air, sit in some hot springs, hike, bike ride and connect with friends. I feel when I’m in nature I’m truly able to be very present as I don’t find myself wondering what’s next, checking the time or wishing I was some place else.
I really appreciate the quiet and peace I can find in nature. I have been making it a point to get outside more, even if it’s just 20 min at the beach or a quick hike. Over the past few months I’ve been pretty good at taking time out to meditate too (using the app Calm). I just do 10 minutes and I can feel totally reset after that. It’s almost like a mini vacation. I’m working on making it a point about every couple of months to get outside on a little trip, connect with nature and just be. It’s proven to be well worth it.
I leave you with a quote:
“Your deepest roots are in nature. No matter who you are, where you live, or what kind of life you lead, you remain irrevocably linked with the rest of creation.”
“Fran ‘n’ Back”
And Coming Friday
10 Kneeling squat jumps
20 Lateral hops
10 Handstand puhsups
–1min Rest between rounds–