Thanks to anxiety and insomnia – and the stress caused by anxiety and insomnia – I find myself awake in the middle of the night, counting the minutes until I can go out for a walk. As soon as I see the first glimmer of light on the horizon, I lace up my sneakers and make a break for it.
Most days I keep it simple – no phone or music – preferring to inhale and exhale, putting my mind in a quieter place. The past couple of days, though, I brought my iPhone so I could capture some of the magic of Central Park when no one is in it.
Not going to add too much description here: the pics pretty much speak for themselves. What I will say is that right after daybreak, the composition of the sky changes from one minute to the next. It’s Mother Nature’s slideshow and it feels like she’s putting it on just for you.
Rainy Sunday (about 5:30 am)
Misty Monday Morning (about 5:00 am)
As I wrestle with anxiety and insomnia, I take comfort in knowing I can walk a few blocks and immerse myself in the peace and serenity of Central Park. A few deep breaths, an hour of appreciating the beauty around me, and I already feel better.
If your travels take you to New York City and you’re having trouble sleeping, I highly recommend slipping into a pair of comfortable shoes and heading to the Park. At dawn you’ll have it (almost) all to yourself and you’re sure to see something spectacular.
Inhale the beauty of the day and be well!