This weekend calls for some great weather! Getting outdoors is a great way to boost your mood & give you & your family something to do during this time.
According to an article from the University of Minnesota, exposure to nature, “reduces anger, fear, and stress and increases pleasant feelings. Exposure to nature not only makes you feel better emotionally, it contributes to your physical wellbeing, reducing blood pressure, heart rate, muscle tension, and the production of stress hormones.” (https://www.takingcharge.csh.umn.edu/how-does-nature-impact-our-wellbeing)
If the weather allows it, get outdoors & connect with nature today! This doesn’t have to involve a long distance run or even leaving your backyard. This can be as simple as laying outside on a towel & listening to music, doing some light stretches in your backyard, or playing catch with your children. A little time with nature to recharge & reset can truly make a difference!
If it is raining, suit up with old clothes, raincoats, boots, etc & show those puddles who’s boss! Playing with water toys in puddles & catching rain drops on your tongue with the kiddos would be great ways to enjoy weather that you previously deemed unsuitable for outdoor time. There’s always a silver lining! :)