5 ways to spend time in nature

Mental health awareness week 2021

Self-care has become something of a buzzword lately as more and more people start to focus on and prioritise looking after themselves. There are so many things we can do to set the tone for a great week or unwind after a stressful one. In honour of Mental Health Awareness Week this year, with the theme of nature in mind, I’m sharing 5 ideas for things you can do in nature to clear your mind.

  1. Go for a walk: if you’ve ever prayed whilst walking, you know this is such a peaceful way to spend time with God. There’s nothing like a long country walk to spend time in solitude with the maker of the beautiful things you’ll see on your walk!

  2. Go for a bike ride with a friend: if you don’t own a bike, many parks now rent them out and it’s such a great way to relive old memories, especially if, like me, you haven’t been on a bike in a long time.

  3. Picnic in the park: I last did this about 4 years ago with a few friends and still relive those fond memories. Grab some chilled wine, a lovely wicket basket and some snacks and you’re good to go. Cheap and cheerful!

  4. Gardening/plant care: I recently became a plant mum and honestly, I wish I’d done it sooner! I got mine from www.patchplants.com

  5. Visit the zoo: if you love animals, the aquarium or zoo are great places to marvel at some of God’s wonderful creatures.


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