Hoping for some more days like this!
We’ve had a few sunny days, but it’s not long after the snow and the changeable weather often brings a chilly wind. Its tempting not to venture far from your hopefully warm and cosy home.
To boost well being its always good to get out and about.
Reasons to get outside include:-
As a dog owner or befriender you can wrap up warmly and get out there, as they insist on this several times a day!!
Explore with children the parks, woodlands or public footpaths and observe the bursting buds of bushes, trees and plants or of new animal life. Help them to learn about the wonders of our nature and countryside.
The garden is always beckoning at this time of year so small jobs to clear, tidy and prepare for the bursting forth of plants and vegetables, during any clear spells, helps to boost positive feelings. Plan the garden of the summer!
With an improving picture, planning to meet friends and family for gatherings out and about in new places or old haunts. Helps with reconnecting after the winter hibernation.
Lighter nights,with the clocks going forward this weekend, ensures more daylight and opportunities to attend all kinds of social events. Consider taking up an activity in the evening of these lighter nights. Get out on your bike, join a club or find an exercise buddy? Keeping active to improve your health.
Community events are planned in parks, villages, halls and the countryside which engage people with all kinds of skills and entertainment. This brings a sense of hope and interest. Opportunities to connect in many different ways, socialise and have fun are more abundant.
Volunteering time and skills to benefit your local community, gives the volunteer a sense of well being too. Skills may involve working in buildings to offer services for individuals or organisations, connecting with others and may involve activities outdoors too. A great benefit of this work for the individual is the sense of contribution and involvement locally, which can boost powerful positive feelings.
So it all looks good!
Certainly it is an improving picture. All activity and connecting with nature is good for our body and minds, so it is great to be able to plan more of both of these into the coming weeks.
What about those niggling health and well being issues, which need some small shifts for you to be able to engage in these opportunities?
get more active
eat more healthily
reduce negative thoughts
feel confident talking to new people
reduce addictive habits
incorporate better ways of living your life
Need support to start the changes? A Hypnotherapist can start you on your journey…
Wherever you are, I hope you can get planning and enjoy some sunny, warmer moments in the coming weeks.