Paying attention to the natural world can boost feelings of connectedness and support a fulfilling life, even in times of stress and overwhelm. Try this practice while out in the sunshine today!
Find a place to sit outdoors. Take note of your emotional state before you sit in quiet stillness for five minutes. Try your best to keep your screens tucked away. You might even want to silence your devices to minimize distractions. For five minutes, can you focus on the natural world? Tune into your senses. What do you hear? See? Smell? Feel? At the end of five minutes, notice how you feel now. Has anything shifted?