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Reach Upward is Greg Denning's personal blog, of stories, inspiration, experiences and solid life skills and advice for young people and adults.

How To Get Centered, Balanced & Focused

Too many of us are merely existing...going through life, doing the same thing, day after humdrum day. Life doesn't have to be like that! You can get out of this rut and live a life that is extraordinary and special. You can be balanced, focused and live a life of meaning and purpose.

Getting outside and connecting with nature and the earth is one of the best ways to get present and centered.

Connect Yourself with Nature

I want to encourage you to get outside! Some people live in concrete jungle and spend most of the day inside—they go from their house, to their garage, to their car, to the office.

Life is too short and precious to spend your days inside, doing the same things over and over again! Set aside time—daily if you can—to get outside and just enjoy nature, preferably with people you love. Try to get away from all the stress and intensity of day-to-day living, the concrete, the pollution and just spend some quiet time thinking and reflecting outdoors because that helps restore focus and balance. Go outside and enjoy this beautiful world—all the beautiful creations that God has made for us.

  • Get out and live!
  • Get out and enjoy nature!
  • Kick off your shoes, walk on the earth and enjoy the moment!
  • Get out and have adventures!
  • If you can travel...travel often! It doesn’t have to be far or require a lot of money.
  • Get out and enjoy life!

And the most important part, do this with your family! I often say that if parents would spend time with their children out in nature doing great things together, then they wouldn’t have to send their kids to these nature therapy programs later on. Strengthen your family by getting out in nature!

There are so many benefits to connecting with nature. Nature is powerful and brings perspective, balance, focus, purpose and vision to life!

So get out in nature regularly!




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