I make it a habit of walking outdoors every day. I particularly love to walk in the deep woods or out on the lake in the winter. Being surrounded by the great outdoors reconnects me to the world and everything in it.
I do like to mix it up and walk outside. I am fortunate to live a couple of blocks from a walking path with a stream running through the middle. Unfortunately the area in which I live is prone to be very windy especially in the summer which detracts from my enjoyment of being outside for my walk. I turned one of the bedrooms our children vacated into a special, nourishing, space for me. I have a desk, computer, bookshelves and treadmill in here. I have photos of nature on the walls. The treadmill faces the window so I can look outside and see trees and sky. The computer provides whatever music I am in in the mood for. That works well for me as a substitute for being outside when I find the wind unbearably irritating.
I know how good it is to get outside in nature. There are times when I spend too much time indoors and the minute I step outside into the sunlight and feel the breeze, and just seeing the green or Autumn colors of nature, it lifts my spirits and I feel so much better. And now that I have my Cochlear Implant activated, I will be able to hear so much more of the sounds of outside. It's fantastic!!
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