We are not passive outsiders to nature. The natural world is as much a part of us as we are a part of it. It’s no wonder that spending time amongst its regrowth, resiliency and beauty can encourage us to find lessons and remedies that improve our mental, emotional and physical wellbeing.
When we observe nature, it can bring about clarity, balance, acceptance and calm — even if it’s taking a moment to rest and breathe. Here are 5 nature-themed quotes that will hopefully provide some much-needed insight and mindfulness …
Changes aren’t always easy to navigate; they can be confusing, stressful and overwhelming. Maintaining something that grounds us, like a routine, can provide a secure base from which to tackle shifting uncertainty.
It’s common to push aside taking care of our mental health when we‘re facing challenging times. As a result, we may not notice when the weight of our worries become too heavy to carry. By allowing ourselves to pause, listen, accept and respond to our needs, we‘re protecting our wellbeing and increasing our chances of finding the right support. Forging a path forward requires acknowledgement — it’s important we give ourselves that chance.
If we always rush through experiences, we’ll miss the lessons they can present. We won’t perceive or discover the beauty of growth — even in the most difficult of circumstances. Many beneficial changes can come from allowing ourselves to reflect.
Connection, meaning and roots will always be there to be reclaimed even when you find yourself unsure, doubting and adrift. Nourish them, and you’ll never be alone.
Feeling a bit lost or directionless will happen periodically, we can even second guess ourselves into fear, inaction or confusion. Every so often we need to look in new directions — discovering what we seek may be closer than we realise.
NAMI Helpline – a free, nationwide U.S. resource that offers experienced peer-support guidance and advice
CheckPoint – global (by country) resources for mental health support
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