.....think of taking a "field trip". It could be a weekend hike, kayaking, a wine tour, or just sharing special time with special people. A daily field trip could be as simple as enjoying the moment outdoors with intention, sharing a moment with a child or grandchild with intention, or whispering in the wind with intention. You get the idea, to recognize those daily times and put them aside as a 'field trip' we must do so with intention so the brain registers it as a time of renewal!
As a holistic nutrition counselor, I believe in the goal of balancing the whole life we live, not just applying it to the food we feed our body. This field trip idea is food for the soul! If you buy into that philosophy, what intention will you put into your field trips, where will they be, and who will have the pleasure of sharing that time with you?
I found this to be a fun little post by OM. Hope you enjoy it! Oh, and your field trip(s)! - Pam
Taking a Field Trip
BY MADISYN TAYLOR
Sign your own permission slip to go on a field trip and renew your energy.
When we were children, few words were more exciting to hear than the phrase "field trip." Field trips were a break from schoolwork and an opportunity to go on an adventure with friends. Now that we are grown ups, taking a field trip can be just as fun and memorable if only we were willing to sign our own permission slips so we could go on one. Allowing yourself to get stuck in your routine can make life seem boring. Adding a touch of variety to your life in the form of a field trip can break up the monotony of your days and lead you to adventure. Unlike the jaunts that were regulated by teachers or monitored by parents, taking a field trip as an adult can lead you anywhere you want. You can go on a daylong retreat or spend just a few hours at your destination. A field trip can be an opportunity to explore a new landscape or discover something about yourself. Taking a day trip to another town or visiting an unfamiliar spot in your neighborhood can be educational and fun. There is also much to be said for finding a beautiful spot under a tree where you can read a book. You can even go to one of your favorite spots and allow yourself to experience it as if you were visiting there for the first time. Going on a field trip is as much a state of mind as it is a change in the scenery. During a "grown up" field trip, schedules, clocks, and duties are put aside so you can focus wholeheartedly on mindfully enjoying yourself. Planning a field trip can be almost as fun as going on one. A field trip is an excursion to look forward to and an experience to be savored after the fact. Wherever you decide to go and whatever you decide to do, going on a field trip can add much pleasure and excitement to your life.