A 30-day challenge!

Updated: Aug 1

Yes. Another one. But this one involves zero planks, even fewer box jumps, and sit-ups aren't even a consideration!


GET OUTSIDE! Every day. For 30 days. That's basically it. And the bonus? There's a FREE journal for you to download to help you along. Utterly fabulous, right?

GET YOUR NATURE FIX

Spending between 2 and 3 hours in Nature forest bathing will benefit you tremendously¹, but recent studies² indicate that getting outside daily - even for just twenty minutes (a total of 120 minutes each week) has a positive impact on health and wellbeing.


GET into a rhythm

30-day challenges have a reputation for creating lasting habit-shifts³ so it makes sense to apply this methodology to more than fitness, food and sleeping.


get A JOURNAL

Daily journaling is also good for you. We're not talking hours of "Dear Diary" here (that's so last-century). For example - I'm a fan of starting my day with a gratitude list - even a minute or two of putting pen to paper makes for a more positive start.

The Earthmark Nature Connection Journal is designed to be your guide for the rest of this year. Included are 31 prompts (because some of us like doing things neatly packaged into months) with space for jotting down the date and where you went, as well as any other notes or gratitudes you'd like to capture.


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Earthmark_NatureConnectionJournal_GUIDELINES
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I'm kicking off my 30 days on August 1st (this coming Monday). KEEN TO JOIN ME? If so the download links are on the left. There's one for the journal itself (top), and one for some related guidelines (bottom).


Follow along via Instagram! If you take pics whilst out and about please tag them with #30dayearthmarkchallenge and the heading of your prompt (e.g. #thirdwheel).



REFERENCES

¹ McEwan, K. (2022). What is forest bathing?. Retrieved 27 July 2022, from https://www.livescience.com/forest-bathing


² White, M.P., Alcock, I., Grellier, J. et al. Spending at least 120 minutes a week in nature is associated with good health and wellbeing. Sci Rep 9, 7730 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-44097-3


³ Roomer, J. (2019). 6 Reasons Why 30-Day Challenges Will Change Your Life For Good. Retrieved 27 July 2022, from https://medium.com/personal-growth-lab/6-reasons-why-30-day-challenges-will-change-your-life-for-good-2d78d2dc5665


Phelan, H. (2018). What’s All This About Journaling? (Published 2018). Retrieved 27 July 2022, from https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/25/style/journaling-benefits.html


 

Got a bit more time? Join me for a Forest Therapy Walk in person or remotely. I’ll guide you to consciously connect with what’s around you by awakening your senses and encouraging you to take in Nature at a much slower pace than you’re accustomed to.


A Forest Therapy Walk is not a fitness hike, not a naturalist-led point-and-name tour, and not psychotherapy in a natural setting. It’s as simple as walking in a natural environment and consciously connecting with what’s around you. Over 2 to 3 hours I’ll guide you through a series of invitations that aim to awaken your senses, encourage you to take in Nature at a gentle speed, and enliven a more conscious connection with the inherent healing properties of the More Than Human World. This practice is not the same as Japanese Forest Bathing, though it is a key inspiration for it. Nature/Forest Therapy Walks have been scientifically proven to boost immunity, lower stress, and help your brain to work better. Over and above these physiological benefits, this practice also helps us to cultivate our connection to the Earth and her inhabitants.

 

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