Taking a little time out each day to be ‘mindful’ is crucial to our wellbeing.
Taking a countryside walk to connect with nature is a wonderful way to stop for a while and just breathe. Bird & wildlife watching is a popular peaceful way to discover & observe nature.
Gardening is also recognised as perfect for a daily time out connecting people to nature & the seasons. Plants that encourage wildlife, butterflies & birds to visit your garden are very easy to grow & a lovely display can be achieved in any size of garden, including plant pots or a window box.
If you have a bird feeding station or butterfly friendly plants in your garden you can easily combine both these hobbys to make time every day to see who visits your home.
Owning pets is also well known to have positive effects on health. From daily routines & companionship, to dog walks and the added benefit of exercise, all perfect ways to focus on the now.
But not everyone is able to own pets, or have easy access to gardening or nature.