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Nature inspiration a month for 2019
January’s often a time for new year’s resolutions and making plans, and we’re no exception! Of course, we’d love the outdoors to feature more in everyone’s lives, with all the health, wellbeing and community benefits that brings.
If you’d like to spend more time outdoors over the next year, here are some seasonal prompts for enjoying the great outdoors, whether you’re in the city, countryside or somewhere in between!
We hope each month’s theme will give you a focus to step outside together, whether it’s for ten minutes, an hour or a day’s adventure!
January: The moon
Get outside to beat the winter malaise
It’s no secret that as winter arrives we’re more likely to hit the sofa than the hillsides. With the festive season nearly upon us, the combination of stodgy treats, gloomy days and cold weather means we’re likely to feel tired and unmotivated to get outside.
But the key to keeping your energy lies in spending time outdoors all through the year. Read on to find out how you can stay feeling happy and healthy through the winter months with these practical tips.
Make the most of natural daylight
As the days grow shorter, our bodies respond to the lower light levels. The lack of...
Use Technology to Lower Your Stress This International Stress Awareness Week
5th – 9th November is International Stress Awareness Week. This year, as well as breaking the taboo about stress and mental health, the movement is addressing the question ‘Does hi-tech cause hi-stress?’
We’ve written extensively on the blog about the benefits of being outside for reducing stress, so this time we thought we’d look at some of the ways using technology can help or hinder your stress levels when it comes to the great outdoors.
First, the good news:
It can make things fun
Whether it’s the world-famous Pokemon Go series, or...
Five Crafty Autumn Leaf Ideas For Half Term
‘Listen, the wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves
We’ve had our summer evenings, now it’s time for October eves’
As autumn sets in and the leaves fall, it’s a treasure trove for walks with the children. If you’re short of (free) activities over half term, it’s time to head outside, gather up armfuls of leaves and get crafting.
We’ve taken inspiration from the best crafty sites out there to give you some cheap and easy ideas for beautiful autumn crafts.
Make leafy hedgehogs
This simple idea just requires paper, glue and pens. Stick your...