We get it. This modern world was not designed for your soft, gentle soul. You have moments where it feels overwhelming, you look around you and think "this can't be it, there has to be more". The hustle, the grind, the disregard for nature, the things that seem to be a priority for everyone else, to you, feel pointless. Where is the magic, where is the feeling of wonder? Where are the moments of simply being, breathing deeply and looking around you feeling blessed and grateful?
You can find all this in the simple things. You can find it by coming back to yourself, by coming back to nature. Returning to simple ways of living, focusing on seasons, on mindfulness, on taking the time to be still in the garden. Grow things. Make things. Create a home herbal cupboard filled with remedies you can reach for when you feel powerless.
That feeling of stress and anxiety, of the mind that won't switch off at night, this is your body talking to you. This is your body saying enough. And you don't need to run off to the woods or live on farm. There are ways you can find this peaceful life in a house with only a small backyard, an apartment in the city, a town. There are ways to connect with the earth even if it's under concrete beneath you.
"The price of everything is the amount of life you exchange for it"
Become intentional about where you spend your time and energy. What you spend money on. Create boundaries around your time, say no to things. Cultivate more moments of quiet, using ritual to form habits.
Start to grow herbs and flowers in pots if you don't have a back yard, and if it is a small backyard a garden bed is enough.
Be mindful of the season. Let it walk you through the changes. In spring allow yourself to enjoy being more energised, in winter allow yourself to slow down further. Try to eat seasonally, look for locally grown instead of imported. Go the local farmers market.
Simply savour small moments. Enjoy the scent of your morning coffee. Watch a sunset. Focusing on the sweet and simple remind us that life doesn't need to be complicated or hurried.
And remember. It is ok to REST. In fact resting is medicine. Resting is the key to wellbeing. So if you do nothing else. Just allow yourself the time and space to rest.