When the world is a bit too newsy, and my days too peopley, I head to the mountains and practice some Stoicism, reminding myself: I can’t control external events, only my response to them.
My best response? Go outside and absorb the peace and calm of nature by going for a morning run in the forest, breathing the crisp mountain air, soaking up the sun’s warming rays, letting the colors of autumn’s changing leaves tickle my eyes, laughing at the antics of my happy dogs.
It’s what the Japanese call Shinrin-yoku, or forest bathing. Healing through nature.
Works every time. At least, for a little while.
Repeat as necessary.