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One of the most important things you can do in our over saturated technological world is to make getting back to nature a habit.
Our minds are being reprogrammed by smart phones and the Internet. As great at these communication platforms are, they come with the side effect of losing your connection to Mother Nature.
In this article I will give you 5 ways to get back to nature that have helped me over the last few years.
This is not a complete list but should give you a great starting point to start implementing a “back to nature” strategy starting today.
So let's get to it:
Daily 10 Minute Walk
As I mentioned in my Personal Mind Control program we should all take at least a 10 minute walk per day.
I highly recommend disconnecting from all digital inputs while going for your walk.
No podcasts, no music, no scrolling your timeline.
Just you, your thoughts, and your stride.
I'm always amazed at how I feel after a walk.
It's almost like all of my worries and concerns become minimized after the walk.
I feel refreshed in my mind.
All of the blood that was stuck in my brain is able to start moving throughout my body and it acts as a cleansing mechanism.
All of the greats – Ben Franklin, Steve Jobs, etc. were big proponents of daily walks.
Best of all, it's easy, free, and requires zero special requirements.
PRO-TIP: Bring a small pad and pen with you so you can write down the brilliant ideas that will come to you on your walks.
Just jot down the basic idea in a few words and don't make a big deal out of it.
You'll be surprised how the infinite universe speaks to you!
If you're feeling stuck in the mud and need a kick in the ass, go on daily walks for a week straight and I guarantee you will feel energized and awakened.
2 Hours Of Nature Per Week
A recent study came out that spending 2 hours per week in nature is the sweet spot for maintaining proper mental and psychological health.
Being in nature, surrounded by oxygen producing trees and plants, seeing little bugs, ants, and the occasion critter running lose has a way of calming your soul.
How many of us live in a sterile concrete jungle with no signs of nature other than pigeons?
I remember living in the Bay Area and commuting to downtown San Francisco everyday.
The day to day grind, the commute, and the sad faces and energy around me was so draining.
Now that I'm in Thailand I'm literally living in a jungle.
Almost on a daily basis I interact with all sorts of creatures: geckos, spiders, about 5 different kinds of ants, cats, birds, butterflies, okay I think you get the point.
I feel more alive than I ever did living in that concrete jungle of the city.
Getting back to nature means putting yourself into a natural environment as much as you can – LITERALLY!
Sleep and Wake Up At Same Times
This will train your body to know when to expect sleep and when it should be up and moving forward.
My times are in bed by 11PM and up by 7AM.
This is what works for me but your mileage may vary.
This is how our ancestors lived thousands of years ago.
Think about it, when it was light outside they could hunt, forage, build stuff.
When it was dark outside they were in danger of incoming threats, wild animals, and other pre-historic dangers, so they huddled into their spaces to hide and rest.
Now we spend our waking lives staring at a screen and it is rewiring our brains.
Insomnia from screen watching leads to less sleep which seriously affects our health.
By turning off the devices at the same time every hour not only do you train your body but you build your personal discipline.
This is a must for every Man who has something to accomplish in life.
Bless Your Food
I got this one from Victor Pride's “Monk Mode” program.
I remember seeing a David Icke presentation where he showed some research regarding snowflakes freezing in different patterns according to the words that were spoken to it.
If the researchers relayed negative messages they pattern would come out very demented and retarded.
If the researchers spoke of positive and loving messages, the snowflakes would freeze in beautiful patterns.
So the point is, before you put food into your body, give it positive messages to change the dynamic structure of the food.
Give thanks to the animal that gave it's life so that you could eat it and live on.
Give thanks to the farmer who took extra care of the food you are about to eat.
Pro-Tip: You should eat food that will go bad or has an expiration date. Something that was living at one point. Minimize franken-foods at all costs!
By doing this not only have I gotten closer to nature but I've also gotten closer to God.
Trust me on this one. You don't see the benefits but you will feel them in your soul over time.
Look Up At The Sky
It always amazes me how many people in America are totally oblivious to what is going on right above them.
They are so locked into their digital prisons that they miss the best entertainment device known to Man – the Sky!
At night the stars and planets were the old school cinema for centuries.
Humans have been watching the sky and all of it's glory and yet we modern humans have totally lost this connection.
I'm of the belief that there is no “space” or infinite galaxies.
Instead I believe we are living in an enclosed system, like a bio-dome.
This is more obvious when you start studying the moon cycles and start connecting to the eternal realm above the sun, moon, and stars.
Do this one thing once a day and you will be as your ancestors were for ages.
So that's my 5 ways to get back to nature.
These are all easy, free ways to take care of your mental health but also to get in tune with your spirit.
Let me know in the comments how you get back to nature and we can all benefit from this!
Until tomorrow my Friends,
Kris “All Natural” Cantu