I sit in my office without any windows. A quick peek down the hall, where the sun is shining from afar. I want it, but can’t reach it.
I get cranky if I don’t go outside on a beautiful day. Whether it’s my backyard, a walking trail, or a park bench, it soothes me. I slow down and take in the view. Listening to the birds chirping, feeling the sun’s rays, and smelling flowering trees. It’s an oasis I share.
Nature is my good mood drug. There are no deadlines, no to do lists, and no ticking clocks. Instead, this earthly painting brightens my mood and lightens my load.
What will you find when you jump into nature’s portrait?
Inspiration – Awe at nature’s beauty. Whether creating towering mountains, fields of flowers, or huge tsunamis, nature is powerfully awe-inspiring. Life ebbs and flows, wilts and blooms, drowns and floats. Inspiration is all around.
Adventure – Nature also invites adventure with many territories and textures to explore. Reminding us that life has obstacles. Finding new pathways over, through, or around these obstacles is part of the adventure.
Ease – Nature doesn’t hurry. It unfolds and moves without a nudge. Nature knows what to do without a memo or reminder. You can’t help but be at ease when you are surrounded by this innate unfolding.
Brightness – Nature, like life, is colorful. And, colors brighten our mood. We wear bright colors or paint bold walls to elicit certain moods. Nature has all these colors waiting for us.
Creativity – Admiring nature’s masterpiece, reminds me of the creator. If you are stuck on a project, get outside and admire the sensory symphony. Don’t force creativity, embrace it.
Anxiety and anger can spark quickly, but relaxing into serenity takes a little longer. Give it time. Nature’s calling.
How do you interfere with a bad mood?
Read another way nature inspires us at Pick the Brain – my guest post: Unlock Nature’s Secret for Limitless Growth
Take care of nature’s portrait, by joining me in starting “One Block Clean-Up.” Be responsible for picking up lost trash around your neighborhood block. One person or one family per block, and nature will keep on giving.