Getting out to the woods does everything for my perspective.
It is a very necessary part of me being able to handle the rest of my life. I have friends that I work with that deal with their stress very differently. Too many of them lock themselves up in the HVAC comfort of their homes. Then, they tend to drink away the stress. I can’t say as that is a very well regarded treatment for stress. Yet, I can empathize because what we do for a living is very intense. Couple that with the 60 hour work week and it will get to anyone. My wife saw it in me about a year into my current position at the company. Instead of the HVAC and booze idea, I tended to just try to be alone and quiet. There is plenty to be said for the healing of quiet. But, I was isolating myself in the process. That’s when I started going back to the cabin. It’s a place that has been in my family since forever. It’s really remote and really rustic. My wife had the idea that we could update it a bit now that the cabin had power. So, we bought a ductless HVAC unit. I was amazed that we were able to install it ourselves. That’s how straight forward the ductless HVAC is. Now, we can visit the cabin on a year round basis. I can’t tell you what just a day or two up there will do for me. And with the HVAC, now we can do that in even more comfort.