There is a lake just a few hours from where I live that is the most amazing place I have ever been. When I am on the sandy beaches looking out at the clear blue sky and listening to the water splash onto the shore, I find more peace and calm than I ever realized was possible. There are times when life is so crazy and hectic that I have to take a minute to meditate. Memories of being at the lake are where I go to find my happy place. I am always amazed at how refreshing it is to take a minute with several deep breaths to meditate and give my mind and body some down time to regroup.
I think it is important for every individual to take a few minutes every day to meditate and refresh your mind and soul. Meditation is a skill that I have had to develop over time. At first I felt silly and awkward in my meditation practice. But over time I have come to find peace and solitude in those few fleeting moments each day. It is important for everyone to feel that they have at least one place of solitude that they can go to whether physically or mentally, in order to regroup and refresh their mental health.