What has nature ever done for me? You may ask. Nature provides us with your life support system, our food. Yes even our industrialised farming still requires help from the environment. Bees to pollinate our crops, wasps, hover flies and ladybirds etc to eat unwanted insects. These are the most obvious to most people. But what about the more subtle elements? The feeling of a glorious sun rise or sunset? The rainbow. Do you still look in childlike awe at the rainbow? Do see if you can see the ends? Think back at last time you saw a rainbow. Can you recall how you felt? Something a little harder can you remember how your body felt? Did that last question surprise you? Why? Did you feel butterflies in your tummy? A lightness in the chest? Or nothing? Nothing is ok! We aren’t trained or taught to pay attention to how our bodies feel. But we should. The expressions a gut feeling didn’t come from nowhere!
We are deeply connected to nature and we need it. Did you know there is increasing evidence that hospital patients with a view out of window that includes a view of a garden or countryside get better quick and have improved outcome?
Think about your needs when you have inside for a while or feeling at a low ebb. Do you long to go to a park, enjoy a country walk or the beach? When you are feeling stressed or disconnected.
People often report improved feelings of wellbeing when they have regular connect with nature. Being in nature has also shown to lower blood pressure.
Let’s spend more time outdoors it’s good for us. How does this help from a coaching point of view? How does it enable to make that shift? Being more at ease with yourself and feeling well enables us to take those challenging steps. Feeling well mentally enables us to be more creative in our problem solving. It gives us that extra capacity to take those risks that you thought were too big a step.
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