52 Tiny Changes Archive
Change is so huge, so big, so time-consuming. It is much
easier to keep the status quo.
Does it have to be that way? How about if we change just
a little at a time? We are not remaking your whole life
at once. If you do one tiny change a week, by the end of
the year you will have a better, more vibrant life. Another
positive is with small changes, you have a much better chance
at keeping your new habits.
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each week for a new change and some steps to help you along
Tiny Change #20: Enjoy nature-
take a hike, sit on the beach, dance in the rain
Nature has a way of renewing us. I know
when I have been locked up with the computer and haven't
seen the light of day for awhile I feel "off".
I feel disconnected with the world. Nature shows us the
big picture of the world. It's hard to be self-centered
while you look at the stars or look out at the vast ocean.
Today, I am taking the kids on a fall
scavenger hunt. We are going to the nature trails with
a list of things to find like mushrooms, a red leaf, a
spider, etc. They had such a good time with this activities
last year, that they begged me to take them this year
too. My spirits are lifted just thinking about going outside.
Try to schedule at least half hour a week
of outside time. It could be split up into little 5 minute
Some outdoor ideas:
~Go to a park
~Hike some trails
~Visit a zoo
~Go for a bike ride
~Feed the ducks
~Observe a spider web
~Catch fireflies then let them go
~Name your flower
~Ski, sled, or snowball fight
~Look at animal tracks
~Hunt for 4 leaf clovers
~Play Frisbee on the beach
~Go horseback riding
~Look for shells or fossils
~Build a sand castle
~Make a container garden
Nature can nurture you indoors too with
water fountains, flowers, plants and pets. This week find
a way to let nature nurture you.