It was a gorgeous fall day on Cape Cod. On my way to do some holiday shopping, I decided to take a spontaneous detour, somewhere I could enjoy the beautiful weather and what better place than the beach?!
I sat on the jetty and spaced off into the endless horizon of the ocean and thought about how easily we can take this beautiful life for granted… or at least I certainly can at times. It is so easy to get distracted from what is truly important and especially this time of the year with the hustle and bustle of the holidays, work, family, parties, etc. The pressure can be so intense at times and we just need an escape!
I noticed a big sense of relief and calm.
How lucky are we to live in a world that is surrounded by so much beauty?! We spend so much time seeking different ways to help us release built up stress and tension but we take for granted some of the best and most accessible ways to meditate… which is alone time with nature! Of course meditation classes, yoga and other therapeutic options are always great ways (I love yoga and meditation classes!) to relieve stress but we should take advantage of what mother nature has to offer us!
It is ok to pause, reflect, and then pick up where you left off! Life is too short and sometimes we add a lot of unnecessary stress on ourselves and we need to find ways to cope better. I will also try to do this more often. Even with the New England winter coming our way, I will do my best to go outside and take a moment to breath.