Since we moved back to the country, I have started each morning with a walk. My daily walk is a walking meditation, a steadfast ritual to get my body moving, get some fresh air into my lungs, and to grab some time just to be out there, with myself, with nature.
I am very lucky to live in a lovely part of The south of India. Each morning as I’m walking up I can see the clear sky and the sun over the hills. The clouds hanging real low. I mean it’s not like that every morning with the tropical weather being what it is,but it’s been really nice the past couple of weeks. Once I get to the viewpoint, I am always stunned with how still and peaceful it is. And then as I walk back,I love listening to the world wake up around me, the familiarity of certain sounds and noticing new ones, especially in the spring when the birds are so loud and excited for warmer weather that they energise me up for the day. It just lifts my spirits and reminds me of the growth I have witnessed in myself. I feel more alive,positive, and well, yes, even happier.
I’m a routine kind of girl so it’s the same walk each morning but it allows me to process what I have to do for the day and get a plan in my head. Walking for me isn’t just exercise, it’s time to clear my head, start the day and sometimes even re-start the day. I am the type when I am stressed and overloaded with thoughts to take a walk, take a break and regroup. This is what I love about This time of the year, you can walk, talk, think all in one and you’re are still getting your daily steps in but also doing so much for your mental health!
If you can find some time to touch and feel nature this week, I highly recommend it.