Someone recently asked what does my Instagram bio, Hiking is my faith, and I’m its devotee, mean. So, this week I decided to share why hiking is good for my soul:
1. It helps me reconnect with myself
This is how I shut down the “noise”. I trek miles just to listen to my inner voice.
2. It makes me happy
It’s the simple things, really. If I have a shelter, clothes are dry and stomach is full, I’m happy as Larry.
3. It boost my creativity
When the story burns, no amount of mosquitoes can distract; literally and metaphorically speaking.
4. It reminds me to be grateful
It’s easy to take things you have for granted. I tell you, a lavatory in the wild is a luxury!
5. It helps me to let go of hurt and anger
By the time I reach a summit, my world is as it should be; in harmony. Btw, there’s a story behind that photo; a memoir I decided not to publish, after all. And there’s a story too, behind that decision.
Now your turn, in what ways do you take care of yourself?
Occasionally, I share five random things I’m reading, watching, doing and thinking about. You’re most welcome to join the conversation.