siobhanwattsOne thing I wanted to do when I started #thewildnesstonic was to have a discussion around it, and find it what it means to you. Do you live in the wild? Or do you live in a city and seek out the wildness amongst it? Do you plan trips into nature keep your mind and creativity fresh, or do you wait until you burn out and then run for the hills? Perhaps your job, hobby or family take you outdoors, or perhaps your wild is your back garden? I'd love to hear what your Wildness Tonic is, how you find it and what it does for your life. Share in the comments below, or post your own image with #thewildnesstonic and write a bit about it. I'll collect them all into a blog post. Can't wait to hear your thoughts!
- siobhanwatts@_natashachan I feel you on that 🌿 going outside and to new places is the best for inspiration isn't it? Really freshens your mind. Enjoy Scotland, sounds wonderful!
- essenceandalchemyMorning Siobhan, I'm very lucky to live in a Sheffield conservation area, only 20 mins walk from the city, which I can see from the house. The garden is abundant with wildlife from birds and foxes to owls and even a badger sometimes (check out my IG story for sounds of the city when I let the dog out at 5am!). I do like the sense of space that comes with getting out into the wilderness though from woods to the peaks and I love being on the coast so for those moments we have to leave the house and unfortunately not as often as we'd like but try at least once a month. The local park is a daily occurrence with the dog but it's not the same as being out in the wild! X
- fieldandnestI've basically just wrote about this in my latest blog post! Feel free to pinch/quote my first paragraph from said post ☺
- karenbhphotosI'll post later today about it :) best hashtag in a while for sure 🙌🏼
- grainandfeatherI grew up in the countryside and now live in a small town right on the edge of the Peak District. Nowhere feels more like home to me than being in the countryside I spent all my childhood in, I feel like I lose a sense of myself if I'm away from it for too long. 🌿
- seth.styleI live in East London and I love the buzz of it and all the wonderful things to do and discover on my doorstep. But I grew up in the Cotswolds countryside and that's where I feel most at home. I get restless if I don't go outside and tend to feel most inspiration when I'm breathing in the fresh air and taking in nature's beauty. I love the way it's constantly changing, which was the thought process behind my hashtag #aseasonalshift. At the weekends I make do with my local parks and the canal but make sure I have regular visits home and seek new places out to immerse myself in the wild. Can't wait to read the blog post 🙌🏻
- ratherenvieBeing in the wilderness sparks my creativity instantly. This works so well as I am a photographer. Singapore is my home.and It used to drain my energy so much as I am easily influenced with the consumerism lifestyle. I was lucky enough to be living abroad in manchester since I was 19 n I met my husband who live in the countryside. He would brought me out for an adventure in the wilderness every month which helps me to stimulate my creativity a lot. However, by living in the city it helps me feel grounded as I am still a city girl at heart hehe as for now it's having the best of both, city n nature. It won't be long tho, we are planning to move to the countryside someday.
- ratherenvieNow, being in the nature has also influenced me a lot. All I do now is planning for the next walk, camping or cabin that's surrounded with beautiful scenery.
- a_danishgirlI live in a small suburb of Copenhagen. Even though it's close to the city, we're fortunate enough to be surrounded by forest and lakes. To me, the nature is where I relax. I love spending time in the city, but coming home to the fresh air and the quietness of the forest is where I can really unload and feel at home. I try to spend time in the nature every day, either by bike on my home to or from work, or walking through the forest after I picked up my daughter from preschool.
- nicolamjudkinsMy fiancé & I both grew up in a city but we would never go back now the country has stolen our hearts. For a number of years we lived on a 14 acre property surrounded by rainforest where we had no mobile phone coverage & no internet access & it was bliss. Today we live in Purple House on a small 4 acre property in Tasmania, Australia with our four dogs underneath a mountain. Life is slow, simple & happy.
- graygreengoodsRight now we're experiencing a nor'easter in Boston, which is pretty wild! I love those days when nature makes you stand up and take notice. Everything is closed today, so snow day with whole family, fire in fireplace and soup for dinner!
- mel__greenDefinitely finding the wild in the city! London has so much wildness which I absolutely love- getting distance from the day to day desk job and being outside is really cathartic for me and forces you to be mindful. All within 30 minutes of a Pret and a 24 hour bus route :)
- toutsainplementhello, you ! 👋
- ffionmckeownI grew up at the bottom of Snowdon and, I'm not sure who said it, maybe John Muir, but going to the mountains really is going home. I find it so calming and cathartic, not to mention hugely inspiring. Whilst I'm in the city, I make an effort to find local forests and country parks and even public gardens, and make sure I visit when it's quiet.
- caroline__walksJust put your tag on my latest photo as it would be a huge part of my wild. I didn't appreciate walks in nature growing up just felt dragged along. Now I go for walks with my eyes wide open and want to see wild flowers and trees I've never seen before. It's a huge mindfulness for me as I'm totally full of overwhelming thoughts most the time it's a release
- siobhanwatts@caroline__walks ah that's so true, it really helps with all those overwhelming thoughts. Thanks for sharing, I'll go check out your photo now 🌿
- kirstylarmourOur desert is it for me - being able to escape out there frequently is a beautiful thing
- cherry.rebeccaWhat a great topic... I would love to be living in the wilds... but suburban essex is hardly that😂 We try to get to the coast as often as possible and failing that a walk in the woods or fields. Being out in nature is essential for the soul I think... makes life less overwhelming and calmer somehow✨
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