College students can have very stressful lives. When I was in college, it was commonplace for “information overload” to send us into some of the deepest hours of sleep because we were so worn out from all of those hundreds of chapters of reading material! On many occasions (too many to count), I fell asleep while reading, only to wake up and discover that I lost a lot of valuable study time! During those days, we didn’t use a lot of resources for help. We just “pushed” our way through it all.
There was one key thing that I did to regenerate my energy and it worked out to be extremely effective for me. (I must point out that there was no cable television, laptops, internet, or technologically advanced contraptions in our dorms!) I didn’t understand the power of it at the time and upon reflection, it could’ve been one of the major determining factors for my success. Quite simply, I spent time in nature when I felt “study overload.”
Spending time in nature may very well be one of the most important things for you to practice so that you manage your experience of “overload.” Sitting in nature is like embracing life! You have the opportunity be quiet and listen to sounds, see life reflected all around you, feel the warmth of the sun, and breathe fresh air. And if you are in the northern part of the country, you get to experience the “element” of snow through sledding, skiing, or even snowball fights!
Nature has a way of transforming thoughts, inspiring creativity, and giving us a sense of taking a “vacation” from it all. So, the next time you feel like things are getting hectic, take a break in nature. Your mind and body will thank you for it!
Growth in Motion™!! = Self Care + Self Empowerment + Self Knowledge + Self Direction
A final thought to consider: We are like nature. The rain cleanses the sky just as emotional release cleanses your mind. Spend time in nature to clear your mind.
Take Care of Yourself,
“Living a Growth in Motion™ lifestyle!”