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Being outside is something that I did not realise was something that I actually needed to in my life until a couple of years ago.
I found that what I really needed to do at one point was just be outside and go for a walk. I have a route that takes me along the the river and through the park and then back home. It’s therapeutic for me.
I used to be able to go for days without even really thinking about going outside. If I didn’t need to then I did not go outside of my front door. Until one day I just couldn’t do that anymore. And now for the most part I cannot do that.
I can maybe do a day or two. Actually no. I can only do a day. Then I need to be outside.
Just something about being outside feels like a valve has been released.
Something about being around nature and watching weeds get out of control and the grass moving through its various stages of life just resets everything in my head. Seeing flowers bloom and the leaves changing on the trees just makes me feel happy.
I just cannot be indoors for hours on end anymore. Even at work, on the one hand I do need to go and get my lunch from the outside world, but also I just need to not be indoors for that long. I need to break up my day with a bit of fresh air (not that it’s all the fresh when you work in London, but you get my point).
Being outside is something that I kind of crave and not even in a being close to nature kind of way, but walking around is just something that I kind of need you know. There’s something incredibly soothing about just walking around with some music on and disconnecting from the world.
I’m not gonna lie, I didn’t even really think about how important just being outside was for me in terms of my mental health, but now that I’ve thought about it being outside really is.
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