Friday, December 12, 2014

A walk makes wonders for a stressed soul








I let my thoughts go when walking. I think about life, projects, work, relationships, holidays, dreams, problems and just anything bothering me. Sometimes I feel heavy in my mind when leaving my house, but I always feel light and energized when returning.

I think we all need a moment of alone time like this, preferably every day, where we can release all the stress we carry and lighten up the pressure we put on ourselves. Because when I walk there, on this narrow curvy road, things suddenly don't seem that problematic anymore. Being one with nature does that to you.

You become present and you see the beauty of real life. Outside the doctor appointment that needs to be made. Outside the laundry room that really should be organized and de-cluttered. Outside the pain of misunderstandings and frustration in your relationship with your spouse, children, parents or friends. Outside the fact that you are getting older and turning a bit worn and rough on the edges,  and it feels like you don't get ANYTHING done and is this really where you want to be in life or how on earth shall you deal with your teenage daughter in the best possible way... Or that upcoming visit from your Mother in Law, how are you gonna cope?

We put so much pressure on ourselves and we live in such a high speed environment with Internet and everything instant - may it be instant coffee or Insta gramming or instant food making... We receive so much information daily and it is hard to sort what is important and what can be ignored. But walking on that hill with the blue bird sky above, the sun warming my face and a little baby cow distracting me from all these thoughts, I feel alive. And my problems and my stress diminishes. Life ain't that bad. Life is pretty good, I am thinking. And I come back home with a light heart and a smile on my face. Ready to tackle it all.

Kärlek
Annette




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22 comments :

  1. I always find such peace in your phtotgraphs Annette. Makes me wish for the simpler life :)

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  2. Living so close to the nature does that to us. Other may be stressed without all the sounds from the city, I love hearing nothing. To feel the soft touch of the sun, some birds singing and the wind in the leafes *sigh* The soul is cleansed and you are ready.

    Have a nice week end.

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    1. Hi Monica
      So true, so true. And still I drag my feet to get out there at times. Even though I know I will feel so fantastic when coming back home. Happy walking!
      Xxx

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  3. Amiga,essa estrada me parece uma delicia mesmo,para uma boa caminhada acompanhada de uma camara.Amei.Bom dia.Beijo.Valéria.

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  4. I think we can all relate to these things - and I agree, it's so important to take time to remember the good bits of our life and be thankful for them. Have a great weekend. x

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  5. I loved reading this post today, particularly as I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed and down. You're right, a walk always makes things a bit better than they were before. Thank you for sharing these positive thoughts. CJ xx

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  6. You have expressed my exact feelings when I go for a walk. Same problems different people. My landscape is more houses and woodsy trails, no calves. The results are the same.

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  7. I couldn't agree more! After walking my boys to school I generally take a walk through the woods with my dog, it's a great start to the rest of my day!
    Regards from Chamonix.

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    1. Hi Emma
      That is why I would liek to have a dog... Because then I have to build a routine of getting out every day, no matter what weather or wind. Sounds like a great start of the day.
      Air kisses to you in Chamonix
      Xxx

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  8. I really do need my walk from time to time ! And when I go for a walk , I always take my camera with me .
    You made fantastic photo's !

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    1. Hi
      Thank you so much! That makes me very happy to hear. Have a lovely weekend.
      Xxx

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  9. I can identify with this so much, and your photos are really beautiful x

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    1. Hi
      Thank you so much! Have a wonderful weekend and maybe squeeze in a thoughtful walk too.
      Xxx

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  10. I agree with you, let's walk our souls as I always say.

    Have a wonderful weekend!!

    Lluisa xx

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    1. Hi Lluisa
      I like that! Quote is taken:
      "Lets Walk Our Souls!"
      Xxx

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  11. I totally agree. If I don't get my alone time I get grouchy. ; / With nature a necessity in feeding our souls it's still a puzzle to me the destruction humans do to it.. Wishing you quite moments in nature.

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  12. Hi Annette
    Each and every word is very very true...Today morning me and my friend were discussing about the same thing !! So I agree with you!! Let's do a walk again then!!!

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  13. Lovely to feel connected in thoughts... I too write and your words and blog rekindled my interests to pen them down
    Love

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  14. Beautiful pictures.. I just came back from my advent sunday walk and after the fresh air and some winter sun, I always feel better. Oh and I love to stop by the meadows with the fluffy cuddly cows! I live in a region where there are a lot of farm animals everywhere and they always calm me, too. They have some kind of inner peace.

    Hugs, Thea / http://maedchenvommeer.blogspot.de

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  15. Nice pictures. Blue sky is seldom these days. :-)

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Kärlek
Annette

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