Drop your Chores!
I may be lucky enough to live by the sea but that means nothing unless I make the time to go and experience the beach and seafront. The same goes for the countryside, parks, rivers, lakes and areas of beauty which can be very easily taken for granted.
The effect on the mind being in areas of beauty is a powerful one and even taking a 10 minute break to get some air can make a huge difference to your mental health.
As you can see from the picture, it’s a gorgeous sunny day and there’s not an actual lot to focus on when sat looking out to sea. The same goes for the countryside too, whilst it’s beautiful there’s very little information compared to a city to stimulate the mind so it can take a bit of a break from being overstimulated by our busy lifestyles.
I can see some clients begin to panic when asked about making time to be outside as their productivity levels will drop by taking some time out. Yet their brains and yours benefit so much from investing in mental health, the results tend to be more clarity, focus and much better productivity in the areas that matter.
Procrastination tends to happen when the mind is tired and tries to conserve energy for “real” emergencies like life or death situations. Luckily most of us won’t face a life threatening moment today so we can put that energy into investing in quality of life.
You need to bank energy to spend it and popping out for a walk, eating healthy, exercising, relaxing and having fun are just a few ways to gain energy for those tasks which can feel like hard work.
So drop your chores, get outside for a bit and bank some energy, life’s simply too short not too.