People reduce stress in different ways. Some go for a run, some meditate or do yoga, others read or knit or maybe pour themself a drink (not the best habit to get in to to reduce stress by the way). Have you ever noticed how a child calms down after swinging? We adults need to listen to our bodies the way babies naturally do and find ways to quiet down our systems.
Yesterday when I got home after a long day at work I went for a walk around my neighborhood and took in what had popped out during our THREE weeks of rain. Nature’s beauty! It wasn't a wet, muddy road - it was brilliant colorful flowers, budding conifers, textures of branches and suspended raindrops that had been left for us by nature! Some people find their phones are a distraction, I find the camera on my phone allows me to be present and notice the tiny details of what surrounds me. It slows me down. I notice colors, textures, the awe of God’s creativity. When I got home 30 minutes later I felt like I had the afternoon off. Find ways that YOUR body responds to, to slow down and reset. Constant elevated cortisol (stress hormone) levels are not good for your health. #destress #photography #nature_perfection #coachingwholehealth #floraandfauna #springtime #raindrops
Organic gardener, whole-food, plant-based cook. Educator and advocate for healthy, toxin-free living. Wife and mom, sister and daughter. Service-minded Rotarian. Photographer. Storyteller.