Great story Nicole.
I think that too many people underestimate the importance of taking a break for walking in a park, or in the forest.
Getting closer to nature by cutting away from your work helps a lot to de-stress and recharge your batteries.
For a long time I doubted meditation, and then one day I took the plunge. Since then, I've been learning to appreciate more and more these sessions where I can release all the accumulated tension and relax completely.