We all hits walls once in a while. One thing that keeps us from connecting with others and being engaged members of our clans is isolation during trials or disruptions. These can come from conflict, changes to our routine, not having things go the way we hoped or planned. Really anything that causes stress. We all deal with stress differently but I have noticed that activity always helps. Running and walking helps activate both sides of the brain. We get outside our problems. I like to go for a hike or pull weeds when I hit a wall. My wife recently has discovered how therapeutic cleaning out horse stalls at the stable can be.
Back to isolation. Sometimes we need to isolate in our activity to get our bearings back. Then we can re-connect and engage with others.
Here is an assignment. Make a list of all the activities you can do in short spurts of time near your office, school or home. Here is my list:
-Go for a quick hike. (look for any green spot on Google maps or use a cool app like Oh, Ranger! ParkFinder™
-Pet horses for 20 minutes. (or a dog, cat, llama)
-Walk to the mailbox
-Take 5,000 steps around the neighborhood
-Ride my bike for 20 min
-Pick weeds in the yard (there always seems to be a good supply. If you don’t have any offer to volunteer to pick some at your church, school or community center)
-Clean the house (Kristine loves me doing this one)