Everyone has their own way to cope with feelings. Some people pick up a bottle of wine, some grab the cigarettes, some take a drive, and some head to the drum set. I, however, like to go out and take photos.
I’m sure you can relate when it comes to having one of “those days.” The kind of day where you feel sluggish, annoyed, unhappy, or anxious. This morning, I was kind of feeling a little “off.”
I looked out the window and saw the opportunity to turn my day around. I leashed up my dog, grabbed my camera, bundled up, and went out for a long walk.
I don’t know why taking photos is so therapeutic. I guess it’s considered art therapy. I doesn’t even matter what you take a photo of. I could take a picture of a leaf and find relief from it.
It’s also a stress reliever to breath in the fresh air, exercise the legs, and shut myself off from the electronics, or the indoors. Nature has a way of healing.
After walking several miles this morning, taking photos, and relaxing, I felt so much better. When I wake up on the wrong side of the bed, I do something about it. You can control your feelings. You just have to find ways to do it.
Taking a photo of the simplest thing can bring out the beauty in it. I have walked by these trees almost every single day since living in Michigan. Never have I ever stopped to say how beautiful they were. But this photo makes me look at them in a new way. A photo can make you see things differently than the eyes portray.
Well I just wanted to share a little piece of my morning and hopefully inspire you to get out and try something new when you are having “one of those days.”