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The Great Outdoors

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The Great Outdoors

Busy modern lives often don’t leave us with a moment to breathe, let alone breathe in some fresh air. A growing number of studies are putting forward evidence that demonstrates the relationship between feeling connected to nature and being healthy, happy people. Being outdoors has been shown to significantly ameliorate life satisfaction, vitality, meaningfulness, happiness, mindfulness, and lower cognitive anxiety. With this in mind, we have compiled a list of easy ways to find more time to connect with nature.

 

Take a Walk

 

Many of us spend all day sitting down at a desk, which can be bad for our posture as well as our mental wellbeing. A good way to combat both is to take a short walk on your lunch break. This means you can stretch your legs, soak in some natural beauty and fresh air, and feel refreshed and rejuvenated for the afternoon ahead.

 

 Take a Break

 
A manageable way to maximise your time outdoors is to take a coffee break outside, whether you’re at home or work. Take a moment to enjoy the stillness and quiet of the outside world while you take a break in a manic day. Savour every sip and soak in the fresh air.


 
 
Create Green Spaces

During photosynthesis, plants absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen. Decorating your interior spaces with plants increases oxygen levels and is an easy way to bring the great outdoors inside. Plants are also shown to boost healing and increase concentration, memory and productivity, so don’t hold back! 

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