Just go outside…

Even outside of this project, my work is dependent on the screen I am currently looking at. As soon as I wake up in the morning I have to log into work from home. I often find myself spending long nights doing the same, or in a YouTube deep-dive.

Not going to lie to you, I’m kind of sick of it.

This past week in particular I have felt very sluggish, yet anxious. Always feeling tired, but stressing over even the smallest of things. But it finally dawned on me that, other than going the gym in the same building, I have not been outside in a week.

Obviously this is not against my will. I’m not trapped here, or forced to stay for any particular reason. It’s just at the moment I know if I don’t go out into town, I’m less likely to spend any money. I also know that I have everything I need right here, and that my work is at home anyway. So what’s the point?

Today it dawned on me that the point isn’t to achieve anything while being out, but to just be. My whole blog post and video about the power of plants being brought into your home is still valid. But I can’t help but feel for me, at this present moment in time, that isn’t enough.

So, I’m going outside. I hope you’re proud of me!

Yes to get more of mother nature’s goodness, but also to get away from the screens. To get some movement back into me, that isn’t lit by fluorescent lighting and the screen from a treadmill.

But while I’m at it, maybe you should do the same? When was the last time you just went for a walk, or spent time in some greenery? Not to go anywhere, or do anything in particular. But to just be…

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