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Leave your stress and burdens in nature

Leave your stress and burdens in nature

Nature can serve as cradle to lay down your burdens, worries, and fears.

Just like trees that self-prune so they can shed unnecessary baggage to make space and energy to move toward the light (lighter things) — nature offers that to us, too.

My family and I spent the majority of our weekend outside, enjoying nature. (Plus the mosquitoes were out in full force.)

It was a great time to slow down, reflect, think about the upcoming start to the school year, and name any feelings that seemed wonky - or that may be skunking our groove.

Sometimes our anticipation and overthinking can cause unease before we even take the first step.

This is also initial phase of falling prey to self-rejection.

When this happens, it’s best to start subtracting things instead of adding or piling things on.

If you are feeling jammed up about anything, try these things.

1. Spend sometime outside enjoying your surroundings.

2. Make a list of the worse case scenarios that are linked to anything that may causing discomfort.

3. Identify the most pressing worry from that list - and seek out help and support.

4. Talk to/with yourself in a compassionate way as you figure things out.

Learn more about the art of subtraction and my self-rejection detox workshop.

Kanesha Baynard

Kanesha is the founder of the Bold Living Today community focused on helping members disrupt unfulfilling patterns through creativity and navigate transition with confidence and boldness.