In the past couple of months our daily exercise has become very important to us. It is one of the few times we can venture out from the safety of our homes. For that reason today I wanted to share with you some tips to practice more mindful nature walks.
Recently I posted 20 Self discovery journal prompts (which included a free printable) This is another way to practice mindfulness and I think if you were to try these out together (at separate times of the day obviously) you would really start to feel a difference.
If nothing else this whole pandemic experience has taught us to slow down and appreciate things more. I think if we take this mindset into our daily walks then we can make them a truly wonderful experience.
Mindfulness is all about being present and in the moment. Experiencing what is happening at any given time. By bringing this mindset with us on our daily outings we can train ourselves too have a healthy mind as well as body.
5 Ways to practice more mindful nature walks
1. Only have only your thoughts to listen to
It is rare that we go for a walk without listening to something whether it be music, audio book, podcast or whatever. This distracts us for everything that is going on around us because we are so engrossed in what we are listening to.
2. Be aware of your breathing
You are breathing. You are life. Take notice of it for a little while. Be really present in you life for a moment.
3. Feel the energy
Everything has energy. Everything, the ground beneath us, the ocean, every plant, every animal, every human. Energy as we know can be transferred. Take a moment and sit on the ground , touch a plant, listen to the ocean and feel the energy of nature.
4. Really look
Look around you, really look. Really see the nature you have surrounding and the beauty that it holds. Look at the wild flowers, the shells on the beach, the streams, the animals and birds. All together they are working as one giant eco system.
5. What do you hear?
Now that you are not listening to your phone what do you hear? Is it sheep? Cows? The ocean? The wind? Dogs? Children in distance? This is another way to be truly present in any given moment.
Another fun way of being more present on your walk is by participating in a nature scavenger hunt. This Monday the 11th of May I will be sending all my lovely email subscribers a helping hand with taking part in their own fun little scavenger hunt. I will be including free printable to guide you on your way. So don’t miss out!! Just pop you email down below to join in on all the fun!!
If you are reading this post after this date but want to claim yours then just pop in you email and leave me a comment on here or social media and I will send it out to you!
Please leave me comment below if you try any of these out or if you have any tips too share with this wonderful little community here!! I would love to hear them! I hope this post helps you to practice more mindful nature walks!!