It is that time of year where we all make an extra effort to spend time with our loved ones, eating and drinking more than usual and not feel guilty for not getting those mundane daily chores done but to remember what is important to us and take time to feed your soul. To me and my husband, this means lots of walks in the forest. Taking time to stop and run your hand through the mossy blanket wrapping the tree, treading quietly to get a glance of the deer grazing amongst the carpet of leaves and stand in the winter sun to warm your bones as the ponies do.
I have been really lucky with the weather on my week off and had some lovely walks and time to reflect on the year past and to think about what I want to achieve in the year ahead.
There is a saying 'spend 10 minutes a day in nature, but if you are too busy spend an hour.' I think we could all have a new year resolution of being more mindful and enjoying our surroundings in the moment rather than being ruled by the sometimes unnecessary pressures of everyday life. Happy New Year to you all. Stay safe, stay well, stay mindful.