Take a hint from a leader.... reset with a walk in nature to decompress.
The most natural stress relief? Exercise. And a form of that is walking. You don't have to go all out and break a speed record either. When you want to give yourself a different perspective, nature is your best bet. Be present, wander as you walk..... really take in your surroundings.
Ralph Waldo Emerson said it best, "In the presence of nature, a wild delight runs through the man, in spite of real sorrows."
Walking offers you an opportunity to be mindful and reduce your stress at the same time - a walking meditation. It allows you to get back to a natural rhythm. Your nervous system begins to calm, allowing your heart, breathing and body to fall into alignment and ease your body into a soothing and relaxed cadence.
Before you head out into nature, calm your mind and body with my 20-minute Guided Meditation for Stress Relief. Click the image below
Paula D'Andrea, a.k.a., The Reset Expert, delivers a high level of coaching and mentoring for busy professionals ready for their next journey in personal growth. She is an expert on how to overcome stress, limitations and burnout using accelerated techniques for rapid results.
Paula resides in Los Angeles and regularly communes with nature in Griffith Park and the Hollywood Hills.