I wasn’t in the mood for yoga this morning, so I skipped it and went out hiking instead.
I’ve never been to Werribee Gorge State Park before but it seems to come up every time I search for new places to hike, so today was as good as any to give it a shot. I took a backpack with some water, a few bananas, some sunscreen & a jumper in case it got cold or rained.
There were plenty of others around. I passed a couple that were practicing for their holiday in Portugal, and a few families that were just out for the sake of it. But it wasn’t crowded by any means.
The thing about hiking is that it gives me time to think about other things instead of getting stuck in my head. It’s just me and the outdoors. All I can do is move forward.
When I get asked what I did on the weekend I’m going to be truthful. I went to Yoga on Saturday morning then caught up with friends for brunch. Then depression kicked in, so on Sunday I took myself for a hike.
I could’ve just stayed inside all weekend & done absolutely nothing, wallowing in my depression & feeling like shit because of it.
But instead, I took control and did things in spite of my depression.