When we are stuck, we use distraction and misdirection to avoid facing the painful truth about our lack of productivity and effectiveness. Procrastination is one of the big tricks we use.
According to a recent Stanford University study, there is now quantifiable evidence that nature is good for us. Specifically, that taking long-ish walks in a natural setting can reduce the risk of depression.
Well, we knew that all along: countless poems and songs had been written to reflect the impact that nature has on one’s soul; countless paintings, movies, sculptures and photographs had been created to revere the majestic and irreplaceable gift of Mother Earth.
The study merely underscores connection between ourselves and the environment is critical to our sense of well-being. That’s why during the month of April we embarked on a 30-day commitment of Earth Love.
If you feel your willpower slipping, don’t feel badly about yourself. The inability to sustain a commitment through willpower is not a moral issue—it’s a biological one. It is estimated that roughly 88% of New Year resolutions fail and there is a science, neuroscience to be exact, behind the reason.
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