With technology taking over our lives, spending time in the great outdoors can be difficult. Whether you have an office job or you’re just too busy to take time out, we’ve put together five ways to reconnect to nature this year.
Go to the park at lunch
Instead of grabbing a coffee and flicking through social media, use your lunch times to visit the local park or nature reserve. Whether you’ve got twenty minutes or a whole hour, a brisk walk through the countryside can motivate you and clear your head.
Do some gardening
Gardening is NOT just for your grandma! Taking time out of your day to do some gardening is rewarding. Of course, being able to give your home a makeover is one of the main benefits, but gardening is also known to reduce stress.
Take your dog for a walk
Have a little puppy? Why not take your dog out for a walk at the beach? Not only is it important that your pets have regular exercise, but spending time outdoors with your pup is one of the best ways to connect.
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— Jack (@jackcrute) October 8, 2016
Buy a house plant
If you don’t have a garden or you’re far from the countryside, then investing in a house plant is a quick way to get closer to nature. Whether you’re a fan of cacti or you’re looking for some flowers, you can find a whole range of house plants in your local DIY or homeware store.
Book a nature holiday
When you think of a holiday, the chances are that you’re dreaming of a beach and a couple of cocktails. However, sometimes one of the best ways to relax is to book a nature holiday and give yourself chance to reconnect. Whether that’s a wildlife holiday in India or a weekend getaway to Center Parcs, you’ll soon realise that nature holidays can be just as relaxing and enjoyable as a week by the pool.
How do you get closer to nature? Share your stories with us using @Fuzzable, and we’ll share some of our favourites in our next post.