How to keep your spirits up on a rainy day

New morning practices to include nature

Social distancing and remote work provide new opportunities for exploring nature and feel spiritual uplifting.  New experiences warrant new practices.  No longer tied to a 3-4 hour daily commute buys back time, energy, and money.  So how to transform the morning drive to get a head start on the workday?  It’s new but I have added to my morning practice some engagement with nature.  I am not yet up to a walk on the beach or in the park but its coming.  Today it rained.  I felt an urge to visit the local national park — and I did.  I did not stay long but the fresh air, trees, distant sounds of birds unseen but lurking nearby was a reminder that mother earth reins supreme — she does not stop being for pandemics or crises of any kind.

So, on a rainy day, I breathe, take in the calming feeling from the ancient trees and go home more inspired to live my best day and do my best work.  To import more of the morning park, after I returned home, I opened the patio door, and while it was a little chilly from the leftover rain, the fresh air felt good.  I put on a jacket and started to work.  Ready to go… without the traffic of the commute.

Mother earth reins supreme — she does not stop being for pandemics or crises of any kind.

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