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I too never run with music – just the rhythm of my feet and breathing. Mostly I think about nothing, just how I can coordinate my body more with each breath. As a family, we camp and put all devices in a bin in a closet. We watch nature’s TV – a beautiful fire and a starry sky. It is so hard to teach that to my children but I think it is worth the effort. Here’s to all of you who commented, clearly Missy you have struck a cord with all us “niners”.
I run in the woods near my house along a river that used to be polluted, but is now beautiful. Brings me peace from my hectic world. I never cease to be amazed by the magic of nature and how grounding it is to be surrounded by it.
I never run with music or headphones. It’s the only time in my day that I can be completely alone with my thoughts and without distractions. It forces me to think through things, solve problems, be creative and just have some time to check in with myself, not to mention, enjoy the experience of running outside and appreciating nature.
Daily yoga classes and hiking solo. Also I like to cook and that is a meditation in itself, even if it is technical and fast-paced sometimes. Baking requires patience, waiting, stillness. With these activities going on, I turn off my devices to focus (or hike out of range on purpose).
Taking a walk, either on the beach or through town, and leaving my iPhone at home.
I answer email for one hour per day, have taken Facebook off my phone, and have 30 mins of silence each day.
I loved reading your e-mail this morning about unplugging. My favorite way to unwind and unplug is to be outside with my husband – whether it’s a walk in the woods, a training run or a quiet evening in front of a fire.
Meditation, I try every day for 15 minutes and most of the time succeed. When I do, I have a more peaceful, less worrisome day. Also simply turning off my iPad and cell phone does it every time, or just leaving it in the car if I’m with all the people that I love and who would maybe contact me.
I’m a horse trainer and typically work 12-14 hours a day training, barn work and teaching students to ride. Even when I’m destressing, I can’t seem to get away form the ponies 🙂 I unwind by barrel racing or riding one of my horses out in the conservation land at night in the moonlight.