I have found the best way for me to clear my head is to take a walk in the park. I am fortune enough to live in a county with many parks. I usually use the Parks and Recreation Guide pamphlet to locate a park. The further I have to drive to get to it the better. Since relocating from New York City and the hassle of riding trains I enjoy a long drive.
Inside the park I can enjoy the open fields. I always walk on the grass to “ground” myself with Mother Earth and I talk to the trees. Trees are great listeners. So many ideas come to mind, when I talk a walk, that I use the voice recorder on my phone to take notes.
Because of the pandemic many parks I visit are practically empty during the week. On the weekend ballgames and picnics have returned. I’ve grown accustomed to the solitude of the park environment and only walk during the week.
A walk in the park is also my time to say thank you. Sometimes I forget to be grateful. Grateful that I’m on a journey to becoming a published author. Grateful that I have the time to write daily. Grateful that I have the luxury of many parks to visit, enjoy and renew myself.