Much has changed in the last three years since the pandemic. People seem to want a better life balance, a form of rebalance and redress that was possibly coming for some time.
Taking time for walks, exercise, yoga and meeting with friends and family have become more central to people’s lives. Cutting down on stress has become more relevant to personal discussions as has the desire to get out into nature.
For far too long, many people have thought that the adrenaline and anxiety that fuels their life is just part of normal life. The morning cups of coffee, the school run with the traffic, the late working hours and the quick ‘take-away’ have all become activities that increase stress hormones and adrenaline in the body, resetting levels of activity that are unsustainable in the long term.
Which is why a ‘reset’ in our stress levels is needed. One way is through self-reflection and counselling, and there are many other ways to try and ensure that we all maintain a level of disconnectedness from the online world which has become so pervasive.
So, if you get a chance, take some time out, feel and see the beauty of nature, be mindful of the animals and birds that may be around you and just feel a sense of being alive and connected to nature. This is one of the best ways of overcoming stress and anxiety.