Spend time in the great outdoors and connect with nature
Many of us lead lives that are so far removed from nature that we forget how good it can feel to get outside and forget about our responsibilities or to do list that is waiting for us at home.
A walk in nature or parkland can reduce our stress levels and improve our energy resulting in a greater sense of wellbeing.
A great way to benefit from this can be a lunchtime or after work walk. Something simple like a walk in the park and a chat with a friend can truly work wonders for our wellbeing.
Alternative ways to connect with nature:
- If you like photography why not look for a local nature reserve where you can practice your skills. Visit The Wildlife Trust to find out about some places near you.
- Visit the seaside and walk barefoot on the beach.
- Wild swimming can be invigorating and fun: read about the benefits and safety guidelines around cold water swimming here.
- Spend time with animals – either yours or friends’ pets, or visit local rescue centre where you can volunteer to exercise homeless animals.
- Try some basic gardening, you don’t even need a garden and can start small by growing your own herbs, vegetables or flowers which can be a hugely therapeutic experience. Take a look at this article if you’re a complete novice.