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The Healing Power of Walking in Nature with a Coach: How Walking Can Enhance Creativity and Personal Growth

Date: 04/09/2023
The Healing Power of Walking in Nature with a Coach: How Walking Can Enhance Creativity and Personal Growth

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished —Lao Tzu

As business owners, entrepreneurs, and high performers we can often find ourselves consumed by the daily grind of our work. The constant pressure to achieve success can quickly lead to burnout, leaving us feeling overwhelmed, as a result not only do we suffer sometimes in silence but those around us can as well. 

These feelings and behaviours left unattended can compound, and we then feel unable to find solutions to get some much-needed clarity and balance back into our lives. 

But what if one solution was as simple as taking a walk-in nature?

 In this blog post, we will explore the remarkable benefits of walking in nature and how it can enhance our creativity, unlock valuable insights, and provide us with space to reflect. In addition, we explore how leveraging this powerful state by introducing a professional business or wellness coach could maximise you’re thinking whilst on the path.

Walking in nature can help facilitate a state of mind that allows us to unlock hidden potential and creativity.

Scientific studies have linked walking in nature to lower cholesterol and blood pressure, a boost to the immune system, stress reduction, and improved sleep. Nature is a powerful healer, and walking in it can provide us with an opportunity to clear our minds and reset our bodies. It’s no wonder people have turned to nature for centuries to find peace, inspiration, and guidance.

Solvitur Ambulando – It is solved by walking

Walking in nature can also be a powerful tool for personal growth. When we are walking, we are engaging in a physical activity where the body is focused on the task of putting one foot in front of the other, and the mind is free to wander. This can sometimes lead to an ‘aha’ moment, or an epiphany of sorts, where we are able to see a situation from a different perspective. It’s during these moments that valuable insights can arise.

When we’re caught up in the stress of daily life, it can be difficult to see the bigger picture. Walking in nature allows us to take a step back and gain some perspective. 

Enhances Creativity:

  • According to a study published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology, walking in nature can boost creative thinking by up to 50%. When we walk in nature, we can detach ourselves from our daily thinking and whilst in a new environment experience a sense of freedom and openness. This mental state allows us to think more creatively and generate new ideas. 
  • An expert coach can help spark new ideas and solutions, unfettered by the constraints of our daily routine. With new ideas a coach can help you take action, instil confidence, ecology check your ideas to your values and beliefs and provide accountability.

Provides Space to Reflect: 

  • When we walk in nature, we enter a more mindful meditative state that provides us with much-needed mental head space. This state gives us the opportunity to reflect on our work, our relationships, and our lives. 
  • With a coach or mentor to accompany us on these walks, they can help guide these reflections and provide valuable insights that we may not have otherwise seen. 

Helps Solve Problems: 

  • When we are immersed in our work, it can be challenging to find solutions to our problems. However, studies have shown that walking in nature can help us break through mental blocks and solve problems. 
  • A coach can provide the much-needed perspective to help us see things differently, provide alternatives, discover what’s preventing progress, and help us discover what the best desired outcome for us is.

Provides Perspective: 

  • When we take a walk-in nature, we are surrounded by the beauty of the natural world. This perspective enables us to see our problems and concerns in a broader context. 
  • Investing in a Coach can help us prioritize what matters most and identify the actions we may need to take to gain back control of our lives and provide us newfound clarity and confidence.

Reduces Stress: 

  • Walking in nature has been proven to reduce stress and even boost the immune system. When we are less stressed, we are better able to tackle challenges in our work and personal lives. We can reflect on our lives and our priorities and sometimes find that what we thought was important isn’t as significant as we once thought.
  • A coach can guide us in techniques to reduce stress, by helping us identify the triggers and subsequent behaviours and that can lead us to an undesirable state. This helps us increase our emotional resilience. Showing us ways to more effectively communicate can be crucial for being vulnerable to share what’s on our mind and to seek resolutions. This can be so useful when discussing work issues with colleagues or in our personal lives with partners or children.

In conclusion, nature is a powerful tool when it comes to our overall wellbeing. It can help reduce stress, boost the immune system, improve sleep, and facilitate creativity and problem-solving.

If you’re feeling stuck or stagnant, consider taking a walk-in nature and see what valuable insights you can unlock. Remember, it’s okay to ask for help, and guided by a coach or mentor can provide fresh perspective, help you unlock solutions and provide valuable insights that lead to clarity.

So, put on your walking shoes, step outside, and embrace the healing power of nature.

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