We all have a panacea – a solution for all of life’s ailments.
For me, that panacea is being outdoors.
Stressed? Go for a trail run. Tired? Take a walk. Annoyed? Sit on the deck. Sad? Go on a hike. Mad, depressed, or anxious? Do something, anything, outside and let the fresh air soothe my soul.
If it is too cold to go outside, looking at pictures of my previous outdoor adventures works too.
I know that no panacea is a one-size-fits-all. Everyone is different. Everyone will have different problems that cannot be as easily solved as going outside.
I dread the day that being in the forest, hiking up mountains, or simply taking a walk around the neighborhood isn’t enough for me.