Take in Nature
As you’re going to work, pause to marvel at the miracle of your surroundings.
According to authors Jeffrey Brantley, MD, and Wendy Millstine, NC in their book Five Good Minutes: 100 Morning Practices to Help You Stay Calm & Focused All Day Long:
“When you take this time to open your senses to the pleasures of what is just outside your door, you open your mind and body to nature’s restorative power to soothe and heal you.” They suggest taking five minutes to “listen to the rustle of the wind through the trees” and to “smell the salty scent of the sea air.” Look at the ground, grass, trees, sun and anything else in your environment as though you’re seeing it for the very first time. What can you do in the morning to open your senses to nature?