I think the thing I have done most and also most consistently over the past two years is to pull on my hiking shoes and walk. Doing that has allowed me to think! To think about work situations, personal situations but mostly to sometimes just be present, to lay aside all the situations, personal and business and just enjoy where I am.
I was looking at my photos over the holidays and realized I had so many photos from those walks, often of the same spots. A photo captures a moment, a moment when I was present enough to see something I thought was worth capturing, maybe the light, or the view, or the weather and how it made me feel.
By walking out my front door and walking I entered a place which allowed me to literally feel the problems lift off my shoulders as I walked beneath the trees. It made me aware of the air I was breathing, the light I was walking through, how the environment was changing week to week. It helped me realize whatever situation was bothering me would also change. Maybe in a year I would look back and wonder why I let this or that get to me so much. It helped me to understand others may not take that opportunity and their responses may not come from a place of peace, but one of discord and to accept that and let it be, not to take it personally as usually it is not meant personally.
This, has allowed me to enjoy life, to be happy, whatever the situation. And to be honest, 2019 was a very difficult year. I needed those walks more than I ever thought I would. As a result I know I will keep on walking, whatever the weather, as someone said to me recently, there is no bad weather, just bad clothing for the weather.
Along with my walking, I will adjust some of the things I do all the time, aim to be consistent, to continue building relationships and helping others, making videos about the community. Basically keep tweaking what I do and know that when my mind and thoughts are in the right place everything will work out and be fine.
Whilst it was cold in this photo, once I was walking it was all fine, and I also take bad selfies as I concentrate to hard on the photo rather than smiling.
This is my entry for What changes did you make last year hosted by Endre Barath, Jr. for the January challenge.