With June approaching, and Summer well on its way, one way to take strides towards a positive mental health journey is to spend time outdoors.
Per Mind.org.uk, “Spending time in green space or bringing nature into your everyday life can benefit both your mental and physical wellbeing. For example, doing things like growing food or flowers, exercising outdoors or being around animals can have lots of positive effects.”
There are many outdoor activities you can undertake. Many have found that gardening helps to keep them centered as they focus on tilling the soil, checking for sprouts, etc. Playing games with your friends or family can help to keep you active and fit. Camping helps to immerse you in nature and keeps your mind off of your daily stresses.
While there is no substitute for seeking professional help, if only to do “routine maintenance” on your mental health, spending time out and about is a wonderful way to assist in the mean time.