Krystyna, Centre Assistant, Plas y Brenin talks about her love of climbing, fear of failure and her 5 second rule for a positive mindset
When I was younger, I wanted to be a biologist. My logic was that I wanted to earn money so I could afford to do things I love every day. I wanted to fast track into medicine, and then thought I’d specialise to follow where the money is at.
But actually what I want, is to be able to go to work every day, enjoy it and love it. So, instead I decided to pursue a career doing what I love, and not be so focused on the money. I decided to focus on achieving happiness and fulfilment instead.
I’m not focused on biggest, highest, best, or being competitive with other people. I love sharing my experiences, helping people grow and learn, and developing myself.
The idea is that if a person simply visits a natural area and walks in a relaxed way there are calming, rejuvenating and restorative benefits to be achieved.
I’ve believed this to be true for a while, based my own personal experiences, but now I've done the research and various scientific studies have demonstrated its effects.
There are lots of scientifically proven benefits such as it’s ability to boost immune system functioning, reduced blood pressure and stress, improved mood, sleep and energy levels - with an overall increased sense of happiness and feeling of connectivity.
Do you think there’s been other positives to come out of the pandemic?