“Hey Shane, What ya at for the next few hours?” – That right there is how my Dad always asks for help with something.
Lucky for him I had just finished mowing the lawn and was ready to lend a hand.
It wasn’t a hard job – just measuring out a shed he’s having built – but it was outside. That can be a big problem in Ireland given how much it rains here, but thankfully it stayed away and we were left with an amazingly sunny Saturday.
The shed’s going up in the middle of a wood, meaning we were completely isolated from all other forms of humanity. The only noises you could hear were the ones that come along with being one with nature.
These situations – light, relaxed work on a sunny day – always leave me pretty Zenned out, and I think that’s the reason getting outside is always so highly recommended.
But getting outside is something we all know we should be doing. But just like we know we should eat better and know we should get more sleep, it can be tough sometimes to actually get around to doing it.
But honestly I can’t recommend it enough and in fact, I want to propose a challenge – get your butt outside for an hour or so in the next few days and just absorb nature.
You don’t have to do anything crazy now, I mean all I was doing was painting some lines and taking some measurements, but just get yourself some nice, isolated, fresh air.
Go get Zenned out for fuck sake!
Because you and I both know that you’ll feel all the better for it!