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Sacred outdoor spaceWhen I go to bed feeling like I’ve had a particularly crummy day, there’s something that’s usually true – I didn’t get outside that day.

 

Even with my balcony right there, some days I just can’t seem to get myself outside.  I wake up with Chloe, get her ready to go out with one of her grandmothers, dig into my work and before I know it she’s back, and it’s dinner and bedtime.  She’s had a great day, exploring at the playground, in the garden, on a walk.  I’m feeling drained by all the time spent at my computer breathing in stale toxic air.

 

We recently cleaned up our balcony and the shift was amazing.  As I write this, I’m sitting at my favorite desk.  I ate lunch here, made a phone call here.  I have an amazing view of the trees and I feel so energized when I get myself through the door and out into the world.

 

If you’re looking for some super simple self care for the summer, here it is – spend some time outside.

 

Find a space by your home, your work, or wherever you spend a lot of time and make sure that you can get outside, even if it’s just for a few minutes.

 

Soaking up some sunshine is the best way to get vitamin D and it can boost your mood and energy level as well.  If you’re feeling down, pick yourself up off the couch and sit outside for a few minutes, or better yet, go for a short walk.

 

What are your favorite ways to energize and explore outside?  I’d love to hear, so please share here or over in the Sacred Becoming Sanctuary.

 

Peace, Love, and Wellness,

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