5 WAYS TO CONNECT TO NATURE TO HELP OUR WELLBEING

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ruben-pillai
18 May 2020

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Over the last weeks, many of us have experienced stress, anxiety or isolation. But now that we can get back outdoors, we celebrate the positive impacts of nature on our well-being for Mental Health Awareness Week.

Most of us are spending much more time at home and we're noticing the incredible benefits of the outdoors and the joys of species right here on our doorstep! 

There are lots of things we can do to help support good mental health. Here are some tips to connect with nature.

What things have you been doing to help combat any stress, anxiety or isolation?

And if you are looking for any inspiration check out this link from the WWF (the animal people, not the wrestling guys hehe) for some tips on how to re-engage with nature.

https://www.wwf.org.uk/5-ways-connect-nature-help-our-wellbeing?pc=GLN014004&utm_source=Supporters&utm_medium=Email&utm_content=Connect&utm_campaign=GLN014004_FriendsLapsed_FY20_MentalHealthWeek&_ccCt=Ak30jWP20zQ2BS4vuYvLMFq124opjAC0XnK5TX23t4VXX8%7egQ1if8mrvZlcNWqqu 

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Posted 1 year ago

This is very helpful but gotta wonder what is in it for them? Nothing is for free

Posted 1 year ago

I find mindfulness to be particularly Helpful. The whole essence of being in the now is great for those feeling any type of anxiety or stress. Take an orange or anything you want that is substantial, start with fruit i would advse. touch it, Sniff it, look at it, focus at it, Can you feel your sense locked into just that? That is mindfulness

Posted 1 year ago

Good advice on this one. But it starts small right? Just start by getting a breah of fresh air

Posted 1 year ago

I've been going on a lot of walks lately, I feel like I'm noticing things about my area that I've never picked up on before haha

Posted 1 year ago

Now that the world is on pause I guess its the perfect time to really take in your surroundings

Posted 1 year ago

What if everyone at the beach is just trying to connect to nature haha

Posted 1 year ago

Omg @Robyn haha that could actually be a good excuse or everyone wanted their "unlimited exercise" to be on the beach

Posted 1 year ago

As someone who's had issues with anxiety for years, this lockdown has been weirdly nice for me purely because I've been able to go and see green areas. Just going for a walk, a run or even just sitting in the park and reading has definitely helped me feel more at ease with the situation we're all in. I agree with @Jacob too