I go to nature every day, for inspiration in the day’s work
Like many people, Kat’s found the current lockdown more and more difficult to deal with, the longer it’s continued.
On days when it’s seemed like there’s no end in sight, I’ve found solace in the fact that there’s always been a few highlights to keep me going and lift my spirits. These highlights being nature and the beauty that can be found in the world around me… even if that world is mostly in my garden!
I find that a little bit of natural beauty can refresh and energise me, and put a smile on my face. It reminds me that sometimes, for a little perk to the day, all it takes is a look out of the window, or even better, a venture out into the ‘elements’! Yes, it’s cold, wrap up well! If it’s slippy, get some snow and ice studs to fit onto the bottom of your boots! (Who was it that said ‘there’s no such thing as bad weather, only the wrong clothes!’)
The recent snow, while being hugely disruptive to some, has been a beautiful uplifting experience for me. I’m in the fortunate position of being able to work from the comfort of my own home, and I do appreciate that adverse weather conditions pose a problem for others who have to travel. For those home-schooling, I’d love to think that children may have been allowed a ‘snow day’ to break the routine of what’s become a new way of learning (and at the same time, maybe take a little pressure off a parent or two). The creativity that can be encouraged by the simple act of building snowmen/women/dogs/igloos… can be every bit as important as a maths or English lesson on Zoom.
Get out there and enjoy it while you can! Take a camera/phone! You might just surprise yourself with some beautiful images. And, for those who find their inspiration in warmer, sunnier stuff, the nights are drawing out, it’s getting noticeably lighter when I finish work in the evening.. .the spring will soon be here!!