Working from home every day while my husband commutes downtown can get pretty lonely. There aren’t any co-workers around or any face-to-face meetings to attend so it has felt more of a need lately to get out of the house and reconnect with my surrounding. Yesterday was a particularly lonely day and there was a bit of anxiety lurking in my gut. There is always a teeny bit of anxiety around the every corner and it’s something I work daily to improve on. It can become worse and more intense if I isolate and let myself stress over and over so it’s important for me to make an effort to push that aside and participate in my day.

Yesterday was just one of those days which happens from time to time. So the anxiety is lurking and I have a packed schedule ahead of me. It felt like my spirit had reached its breaking point and wasn’t going to allow me to sit in the same cycle. Not sure what came over me. but I finished teaching one of my online classes and surprised myself by just standing up from my desk and heading out the door. It’s about a mile walk to the park itself so this isn’t something that occurs normally during my day, and I rarely go on walks through the woods by myself. Not sure why it’s just not something that I’m super comfortable doing…

The Goddess brought my spirit to the park and gave me what I truly needed. The park was quiet and empty which gave me a chance to soak up the peace and truly reset my inner workings. Today, my spirit feels relaxed, the stress has lessened and my tank feels full again. It’s hard to realize what we truly need in moments where we are feeling down or stressed. It’s always been obvious to me that hiking cures anxiety, depression, stress and lots more, but it’s hard to find time to give yourself what you actually need. What I need is walks through the woods, conversations with nature and peaceful solitude and in order to be happy. This was a lesson to me to maintain constant contact with nature, step back from work more often, and listen to my own needs!