I’m buzzin’ off the walls right now thanks to this big cup of turmeric & cinnamon coffee, I’m completely procrastinating on a crap load of homework, and trying not to think of everything else I have to get done today and this month. Instead, I have my spotify playlist blasting and I want to talk to you guys! 😉
I want to talk about a little nature de-stressing. Truth is, we all need a big dose of the outdoors in our life-like right now.
When is the last time you felt “ugh”?
Possibly right now? Yesterday? Last month? I know that there are many times in a month where I feel, just, sluggish.
Recently, I spent the weekend in a little camping frenzy. I spent just 2 full days (I mean can anyone last longer than that with 1 ply toiler paper & no shower?) outside. Not only was camping some of the best memories of my life but I came home feeling SO refreshed, revitalized, and happy. I wish I could spend 2 entire days outside much more often.
Why does being outside for a long time feel so good?
Glad you asked, 😉
Research shows being outside for even a short period of time can boost our mood and lower stress.
According to this source,
Spending your time outdoors
Improves Short Term Memory,
Restores Mental Energy,
Creates Sharper Thinking & Creativity.
So, when you feel “ugh” again, I’m thinking that a walk outside could be your dose of feel good.
I try to go outside every single day for as long as possible. A walk outside helps me feel better. Every lunch break I try to sit outside or at least have a nice view. I try to workout outside a few days a week. Anytime I’m hanging out with my friends I try to spend the time adventuring and being active outside. I do most things outside so I can feel that natural burst of happiness and energy.
Feeling wind on your skin,
Feeling sun warm your bones,
Looking into the sky,
& Breathing Fresh air.
Some of the best ideas I’ve ever had have come into my mind while outside & in very good spirits.
Nature increases brain function, amps up Vitamin D levels, rids of stress, AND makes us happy.
I believe that any time we aren’t feeling too great, lacking energy, or just plain “ugh” we just need some time to re-group. The best way to re-group naturally, is to monitor our thoughts/make sure we aren’t being a negative nancy, take a walk or a moment outside/breathe, and put a damn smile on your face– ’cause, hey, life is good babe.
And with time, everything gets better.
Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt. ❤
TRY THIS OUTSIDE WORKOUT TO GET IN SOME VITAMIN D ❤https://youtu.be/f2eCW8na3yA