Being mindful involves noticing things happening inside you (your feelings, thoughts, emotions), as well as things happening around you (noise, smells, colors). It sounds quiet easy, but it is surprising how often we actually forget to be mindful and get dragged into daydreams about future, or going over the events in the past…
That is why it is so important to remind your self from time to time to just stop for a moment and observe. Indeed, when we stop even for a second, quiet often we can see sudden solutions to our problems. It can also help us get out of the negative thoughts and patterns cycle, which can really drain us sometimes. You can read more about mindfulness and how to practice it on our upcoming Mindfulness pages – so watch the space!
Coming back to #30dayswild challenge, mindfulness can really help stay in teh present moment to observe the beauty of nature! Indeed, it is often when we stop for a second to look around that we can see some things which were hidden to us before – the glory of the sunset, the fragile beauty of the flower, the playful games of birds… That moment of self-dedication to mindfulness and observing can sometimes bring you the most memorable and pleasant images that you will cherish throughout years… So our advise is – next time you go into nature, try to not plan our remember things in the past – simply observe and enjoy the moment! For the life is only here and now.
You can read more on how to practice mindfulness in nature on our Nature Therapy pages. We will also be launching our Nature Therapy Walks soon!
Do you have a mindfulness practice? Do you find it useful? Does it help you connect with nature and notice things in more detail?
We would love to hear your thoughts!