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The Art of Being in Nature

Lex is an avid adventurer. She frequently explores new and exciting places and is always up for something new. She never ceases to be happy.

Happiness

I don't know about you, but whenever anything goes wrong in life, I just want to find that little ball of yellow happiness and shove it right back into my body.

Being happy is just this expertise of mine. I go around campus during dead week before finals and everyone hates me:

"Why are you so happy? Aren't you stressed at all?"

Pshh of course I am, who isn't? But how can I be so happy still? Why doesn't test stress make me grumpy and coffee craving like everyone else?


My answer? I take breaks to explore the world around me.

"Let us find magic in all the little things in life"

"Let us find magic in all the little things in life"

She waltzes around forests and gets a little too close to murky waters

Exploring

Taking breaks to see this amazing world we have at our fingertips allows my inner child to let loose and be curious. She waltzes around forests and gets a little too close to murky waters. She dances with excitement over seeing flowers.

Finding beauty in nature just fills me with joy and gratitude for all that this world offers me.

We were all born from the same roots and exploring lets us connect with life and find relaxation in the simplest of things.

Go ahead, call me a hippie.


tall dreary buildings, an uncomfortable desk chair, a computer screen

I think we can all find happiness if we look into our world, get out of our beds and go for a drive down the countryside. Drive those gravel roads and pull over to explore new paths.

If we can let loose just for a while, we may be able to prevent our workaholic burnouts and be able to be more productive when it comes to daunting tasks and endless papers.

So often we just speed past little signs of beauty in the world without taking notice.

All we see is the same things every day: tall dreary buildings, an uncomfortable desk chair, a computer screen.

Wouldn't it just be nice to take a moment and really notice all the sights and sounds around us?


Taking photos a little too close to murky waters

Taking photos a little too close to murky waters

just like one tiny seed is able to grow into a beautiful and towering tree

Appreciation

For me, when I adventure and see this wonderful earth that provides us with everything we need to live our amazing lives, I begin to appreciate everything I have.

I appreciate my family- the love that surrounds me and supports me- and I appreciate myself and the hard work that I have done to get me to where I am today.

I begin to see how amazing we are as people, how capable we are of greatness.

Anything is possible on this earth.

Then I realize why I don't worry about little things.

I know that I am capable of doing anything I set my mind to just like one tiny seed is able to grow into a beautiful and towering tree. Just like one piece of tiny DNA is able to create the difference between me and a small rose.

Sunsets

Sunsets

You

Now

I challenge YOU to find yourself in nature.

Go explore the world and see what it can do to benefit you and your mindset.

Maybe you're feeling blue, maybe seeing beauty in nature can allow you to find your little ball of sunshine again.

Maybe you're stressed like us college students out here, maybe nature can provide the right relaxation to calm your nerves.

Maybe you're just fine, maybe nature can make your ball of sunshine shine through and help others around you.

Just go out and see how being outside with the earth feels to you, even if you can't take a break, bring your work out and sit- let your hair blow in the wind taking your stresses far, far away.


Find nature. Cherish it.

Thank you!

Thank you so much for reading my first article. I truly hope this helped you and I hope you can find happiness like I do in nature. If you have any suggestions or comments please feel free to let me know! I would absolutely love some constructive criticism!

Have a wonderful day!

© 2019 Alexis Dillender

Comments

Asad Dillz Khan from United Kingdom on June 25, 2019:

You're Welcome!

Alexis Dillender (author) from Starkville, MS on June 24, 2019:

Thank you so much for the support! And thank you for sharing your story with me Cristina it is beautiful, I hope that I can continue to deliver great articles for you!

Cristina Cakes from Virginia on June 24, 2019:

I really appreciate your article. For a long time I let things get to me and I became severely depressed. I then realized that I did not want to become bitter like others I knew. Now I try to stay positive as much as possible. You are so right that nature is an amazing way to find happiness.

Every morning I walk with my dog through the garden before I do anything else. Every night before the sun goes down, I do the same thing.

I spent the entire day with my children at the park having a picnic and going on nature walks. It was one of the best days we have had in awhile!

You have a great attitude and I can't wait to read more from you!

Asad Dillz Khan from United Kingdom on June 23, 2019:

A great and beautiful article! Very well written and nicely done Alexis! Good Work!

Lorna Lamon on June 22, 2019:

Great article, and enjoying the simple things in life and getting back to nature is great advice. I love going for long walks in the countryside or along a deserted beach in winter. It's a great way to unwind and appreciate the beauty of nature. Thank you for sharing.