In honor of Earth Day, an organization in Canada is hosting a 30x30 Nature Challenge starting today. For the month of May, people will join in to see the difference that spending 30 minutes outside each day can do for their health and happiness.
I don't want to miss out on this.
Getting outside is not a forte for me. I'm of the breed that's most comfortable on a couch with a book and some tea. But why can't I do that outside? Thankfully I have people in my life that help get me outside more, but I think its time I see if I can shift this block.
Yesterday I did a "trial run" of what 30 minutes outside would be like. I went out into the backyard and then after just walking around enjoying the plants, I started to sweep off the back deck that until yesterday, you wouldn't even know it was there. I'm now half-way to uncovering the foundation of a sanctuary.
But the best part was, I felt super great. I could hear the birds singing and remembered how great it feels to get a little sunlight on my skin. I forget what a wonderful little patch of land I have behind the house.
Often when I go out there I see all these things that need to be done. I see all the work that needs to be done. What was different this time was that I started sweeping because I wanted to, rather than feeling like I have to.
Here's to being out in Nature!