As I journeyed over the last few days across the diverse landscapes of Argentina, from Mendoza to Bariloche, I was…
- Find a quiet, natural setting, such as a park, beach, or forest trail (Shinrin Yoku)
- Remove distractions, such as phones and other technology.
- Take a few deep breaths and set an intention for the activity.
- Begin walking slowly, paying attention to your surroundings. Observe the colors, shapes, and textures of the trees, plants, and flowers.
- Listen to the sounds of nature, such as birds chirping, leaves rustling in the wind, or waves crashing.
- Stop occasionally to really focus on one aspect of your environment, such as a single tree or blade of grass. Spend a few minutes examining it closely, noticing its unique features and beauty.
- As you walk, allow your thoughts to come and go without judgment. If you find your mind wandering, simply bring your attention back to your surroundings.
- After 15-20 minutes, take a few deep breaths and slowly return to your regular state of mind. Reflect on your experience and the feelings of peace and calm that come from being present in nature.
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