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Wellbeing Wednesday: Appreciating the world around us - 30 January 2019

Wellbeing Wednesday Activity - Appreciating the world around us

 

This week we are talking about Appreciating the world around us

 

This activity will encourage you to connect with your environment, take some time to appreciate nature, and give you an opportunity to reflect back on your experience.

 

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The activity...:

Step 1: Take 5 mins to walk around your environment (by environment we mean where ever you are at the moment, or a place that where you feel comfortable). Look closely around you for things you may not have noticed before. 

Step 2: Find something in your environment that really resonates with you- it might be somewhere you have found beauty, warmth or interest in something you haven't seen before, or it might be something that makes you smile. 

 

Step 3: Take a photo of it and post it here, or write a description of what you have found in your environment and why you were drawn to that particular thing.

 

Guiding principles for this exercise:

1. Remember to stay anonymous- make sure that any photos can not be identified. Please don't post photos of people Smiley Happy

2. Make sure your photo or description is your own

3. Get creative and have fun! 

 

For more Wellbeing Wednesday activities, check out this thread here

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Check out our community activities calendar for July 2019 here

Re: Wellbeing Wednesday: Appreciating the world around us - 30 January 2019

looking forward to doing this tomorrow !! Smiley Happy 

love the ideaHeart @Jess1-RO

Re: Wellbeing Wednesday: Appreciating the world around us - 30 January 2019

@Jess1-RO firstly that gif is AH-MAZING!!!! I can't help but stare at it! Heart

 

So as one of my top strengths is the appreciation of beauty I really loved this exercise! I will admit I spent way more time than 5 minutes on this, I got so engrossed okay Smiley Tongue

 

Firstly is this resilient little guy. We've had a lot of 40 degree days recently in the heat wave and all the flowers are either dead or very badly dehydrated. So I was quite amazed when I went to photograph some cacti and found this little guy in one of the hanging pots outside. Absolutely so pretty! Of course, I have no idea what flower it actually is Smiley Tongue

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In addition to this, I also found some small dandelions on some tall weeds. I have always loved the look of dandelions and have always wanted to photograph some, this is my second time around photographing them, so I thought I'd share these little ones with you all Smiley Happy

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Ps. I'm sorry this was so long but I absolutely couldn't choose between the two! Out of the 20 odd photos I took Smiley LOL


Remember you're amazing just as you are Heart

Re: Wellbeing Wednesday: Appreciating the world around us - 30 January 2019

@Bee wow!! Your photography is AH-MA-ZING, I love them all but the intricate-ness (idk...words...) of the dandelions are like, so impressive Smiley Happy

Re: Wellbeing Wednesday: Appreciating the world around us - 30 January 2019

@Bee - such cool photos ! I love how you take such detailed, close- up shots. Stunning.

 

I went for a walk yesterday and saw these awesome trees - they remind me of long fingers, and the shadows they cast are so interesting. Smiley Happy 

 

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Re: Wellbeing Wednesday: Appreciating the world around us - 30 January 2019

@annabethxchase @gina-RO thank you both! Photography is a passion and hobby for me - I love capturing pretty moments!

Gina; those trees and their shadows are AMAZING! Heart
At first, I thought you wrote fringes and I'm like yeah I could see that one someone's head, and I just realised FINGERS Smiley LOL hahaha


Does anyone else have a photo to share or maybe an explanation about something that resonated with them lately?

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Re: Wellbeing Wednesday: Appreciating the world around us - 30 January 2019

haha fringes and fingers!!! @Bee Smiley Very Happy

 

 

@Saltwaterdreamtime  - do you want to give this week's activity a go?? 

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Re: Wellbeing Wednesday: Appreciating the world around us - 30 January 2019

The beach a couple of days ago when heading out for a surf B22BAFD7-7B94-4246-BB18-6B589C86D02E.jpeg

 

 

Re: Wellbeing Wednesday: Appreciating the world around us - 30 January 2019

Those colours are so great @Saltwaterdreamtime. Love that. 

 

Let us know if you decide to go on a "beauty hunting" walk again soon, and what you come across! 

 

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Re: Wellbeing Wednesday: Appreciating the world around us - 30 January 2019

The waves were pretty good that day @gina-RO