Fall, creekside. I love the spark of red among the green and browns. Photo by me.

Today's tip for National Stress Out Week: Go outside.

If you live in a place where fall means leaves turning, this may be one of the most beautiful falls in a while. I know that's true here in the old North State. Don't take my word for it. Check out the State of North Carolina's Fall Color Flickr album. Gorgeous!

But don't just look at the pictures. Get out in it, even if you don't have a riot of colors to revel in.

Soak in the golds, marvel at the reds, smile at the oranges. (The greens aren't too shabby, either) Forget about improving your writing, your content, your customer service. Forget about it all and just enjoy the season. You'll feel better. And the work will be there when you get back.