☆ How mindfulness helped me today (getting out into nature) ☆

Today was a hard day for me.  I was having trouble dealing with an ex who won’t let the past go.  The difficult part about it is that I have to see him every day.  It has been several months since I ended it, but the entire situation seems to be dragging out.  Seeing him every day and having him and his friends invalidate the things that happened to me causes me lots of pain (I will make another post detailing the situation in the future).  I left school today feeling distraught and used up.  I needed to take my mind off of things.  My current boyfriend phoned me and we decided to go on a bike ride in the park.  This is something we do on the regular, but I think that it is easier to appreciate nature on certain days than it is on others.  Riding into the woods I felt the cool breeze on my face and the wind in my hair.  I stood up on my bike just to feel like I was flying.  The scent of rain reminded me that I am a part of this world like the trees are.  Just being outside allowed me to be more mindful.  I know that this was a short post, but I think that a huge part of being mindful is being in nature.  We shouldn’t forget about the Earth and how it gives us life.  Sometimes, the simplest things can bring us the most peace of mind.

– Sophie

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