Do a Good Deed for Your Mental Health
In counselling, they talk about mindfulness a lot. You may have heard about it and wanted to try it. It’s a bit different than traditional Yoga meditation. Instead of sitting in your room with your legs crossed, you can practice it anywhere. Mindfulness is really about being in the moment. You don’t think of anything else. You focus on what is. You don’t judge your thoughts. You simply acknowledge them and then let them pass.
What better place to notice sensations than out on the board? You are standing there and you are feeling the water beneath you. You are balancing and you are breathing. There is a lot to be said about what you can experience on a paddleboard in the middle of a lake.
Also, you will be accomplishing a goal. SMART goals are also very popular in psychology nowadays. They teach them in hospital settings as part of recovery. Smart goes are specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-limited. Is there a better way for you to accomplish a goal than to be out there living the dream with your nature friend. Even if you go alone, you get the full benefits of paddle boarding, with maybe a little extra time for yourself.