In preparation for our upcoming EDGE 3 retreats this September, I thought I’d explore some ideas about nature from my most trusted source…my family! While recently enjoying a ridiculously lazy day at the cottage, I asked them why nature is important to each of them. I wanted to discuss “How nature moves us forward in our day-to-day, and how can it change the way we show up at work?”
What fascinated me was that from 10 to 80 years old, we all had a similar perspective. Here’s what I discovered…
Nature clears our mind…
- It can bring peace and balance to our over-scheduled lives and allows us to focus on the things that are most important to us.
Nature leads to self-discovery…
- The simple moments outdoors quiets our emotions and allow us to hear our inner voice. Being in touch with nature means that we are in touch with ourselves.
Nature gives a fresh perspective…
- Once we place ourselves in a tranquil setting, we recognize the power of “now” which allows for new insights and enlightened perspectives.
Nature connects us…
- We are more similar than we are different. Nature levels the playing field and helps to connect with each other on a deeper level.
As I pack my bags and prepare for departure back to the city, I take a piece of nature with me. The challenges may remain the same, but I face them with a renewed sense of self, and an energy that I intend to share with others.
How do you plan to reset your inner compass?
What would a renewed sense of self do for you?
Where can you go to unplug from your work setting?
Consider one of our EDGE 3 retreats. We want to help you reignite your inner passion!
David Graham is a Leadership Coach and the Founder of EDGE 3. He offers one-on-one coaching, team building workshops and for transformational experiences, he takes executives out of the boardroom and into nature. What inspires you as a leader?