Saturday, March 16, 2013
Spark coach said "... Not controlling stress can impact your weight, but it can also put you at greater risk for mental health issues including depression and even dementia. How can you take steps to control and reduce stress?"
I would like to answer that here.
I manage stress by taking walks--long walks in beautiful places.
When I walk in a beautiful park, it fills my senses with beauty and fills my soul with peace and strength. The wonderful smells of trees and flowers fills my lungs as I breathe in deeply thelife-giving quality of the air in nature. Seeing all the plants on display in the sunshine, is inspiring, and melts the stress of everyday life away.
When I walk along the beach, the rhythmic crashing of the waves and the blue skys and aquamarine blue water, white crested waves is refreshing and awe inspiring. The wet sand and the cool ocean water feels refreshing on my bare feet. The sea air is good to breathe in deeply. The sun on my skin warms and bathes me in vitamin D.
Knowing that my walks are doing my health so much good makes me feel confident instead of stressed. The beautiful settings I choose to walk in soothe the soul and whisk the stress away.