I never in my life believed I’d be the kind of person who had a National Trust membership, however, here I am, 32 years old, proud owner of a pair of walking boots (they were less than 20 quid from Regatta) and now a prolific Sunday afternoon countryside rambler (well, kind of).
Don’t get me wrong, my Sunday’s are still spent nursing hangovers from time to time but my head is happiest when my feet are firmly rooted in my hiking boots and my lungs are full of fresh air.
Last Sunday we took a trip to Fingle Bridge and ambled along the Teign Valley Walking Trail which led us up to Castle Drogo. Being a born and bred city girl I never thought I’d ever fully appreciate the perks of having such beautiful sights on my doorstep, but what can I say, Devonshire life is suiting me just fine so far and I consider myself very lucky to be able to immerse myself in the full beauty of the British countryside as and when I please.
I think I mentioned some time ago that when I suffer periods of anxiety or a ‘messy brain’ as I like to call it, walking and getting outdoors is the thing I do to really clear out the clutter in my mind and it’s something, this New Year that I am promising myself that I will do more of. No phone signal, no social media, no interruptions just my camera in hand and the beautiful outdoors (and Mr Diamonds n Pearls) for company. Exactly what I need to keep myself sane when life can get so hectic.
So, whilst I have no interest in ‘New Year, New Me’ bullshit, I do promise to be kinder to myself and be more conscious of when the chaos of everyday life starts to clog up my head.
So, I’d like to know, what do you do to be kind to yourself? What positive promises are you making to yourself this year? I’d love to hear all about them!
Would you like to read more about my wandering around the countryside or my walking? Lemme know and I promise to post!