It’s an unusual 1st November 2022, at least for me, for a few reasons, first, since my childhood till today, I’ve never experienced monsoon in winter, gloomy dull days filled with rain, but today was one such day, the other being the sudden change of climate experienced in the shortest span possible, till yesterday it was the sun shining brightly, the sunshine cozy and soaking in the sun a pleasurable activity and within few hours, as if time took a reverse turn and here we are experiencing rain and waiting for the clouds to melt, to view the sun again!

This is what I captured from my balcony, at the peak of what is supposed to be an afternoon.

Our surroundings impact us in more than one way, as we can imagine, and nature plays a key role in it, so when most of my clients asked me what else can I do to stay mentally healthy, my standard response is – to spend time in nature, even if it is a dull day. And if your wonder, how on earth can nature solve my mental woes? , there are two articles I have embedded in this one, one with a piece of scientific evidence from the neuroscience journal and the other my own journey of healing through nature from my share of grief and sorrows.

Neuroscience case and how it impacts your mental health.

a page from my journey of healing, from grief and sorrow, through nature.

Try to steal some time, for yourself with nature, which can be any way most comfortable and feasible for you, it can range from a few minutes on your balcony, a walk to the vegetable shop nearby, watching your plants grow in your kitchen garden to the vast sky visible from your terrace.

(c) Mehnaz Amjad 2022

About the Author: Mehnaz Amjad is a Coach, & a CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapist), and Founder of Guide & Advice which offers Coaching to both individuals and organizations. You can Connect with me.

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