Hi Beautiful people my name is Sky Bambie, and I am a part of the Hubient Talents! I’ve made posts on my Instagram @our_iridescent_earth about eco- therapy and ways to immerse yourself in nature and I thought it would be great to compile them into one list. Studies show spending at least 120 minutes in nature a week contributes to good health and mental wellbeing.
Here are some great ideas you can start with:
- Outdoor walks and hiking
First up is going on walks and hikes. This is a great way to immerse yourself in nature as it will also give you Lower stress levels, improved mood, and enhanced mental wellbeing.
- A decreased risk for heart disease.
- Decreases blood pressure.
- Reduce cholesterol levels.
- Stronger bones and joints
- Increases metabolism
- Lower stress levels
Grab some natural light and breeze whilst sitting down with a book, if you prefer audio books you can also do the same. It is very easy to become distracted with technology while reading at home so going outside will limit your distractions and instead give you more peace. Keep an eye out on the Hubient Talents YouTube for some books recommendations coming soon!
I’m more of a glamper myself with an RV or mini cabin, but still the point is to be as close to nature as possible. It’s a great way to take a break from the daily grind and hustle of your daily life and take a breath of fresh air, clear your mind and enjoy the break.
Watch the sunset
Something about a sunset just fills you with magic! It’s my favourite time of day, with all the water-coloured mixtures in the sky.
Nature seems to shine at this point as well the shadows of the trees stand out with the song of birds filling the air.
For all those early morning birds enjoy the sunrise for me!
Picnics include food so of course it’s on the list! Enjoy a picnic at your local park, a beach or your even your own backyard. They are great for bonding with friends and family.
- Have breakfast in your backyard
Start your day away from the tv or phone, this can be a part of a mindful morning routine. Start your mind frame the right way as you wake up to help set the tone for the rest of your day.
Research also shows It’s good to eat food without distractions as it can lead to overeating.
- Nature photography, sketching or painting
I’m not particularly skilled in any of these but art is subjective right? Take photos of the Sky, plants, animals and any landscape you want. Get creative and let your muse be nature! You don’t have to upload what you create anywhere just enjoy the fun.
- Turn off phone & music when going for walks
Now this one can be an occasional thing, trust me I love listening to music when I go for walks, and I let myself daydream with the music. But occasionally try and switch off the music and just listen to the environment around you, be aware of the present moment and let yourself take notice of the beautiful tiny details around you that you would otherwise ignore.
- Spend time around animals
Another favourite is spending time with animals. Patting your pets is proven to reduce stress by lowering the stress hormone cortisol, so not that you need an excuse but give your pets some love and attention!
If you have no pets, visit a petting zoo, feed some ducks (feed them birdseed or other grains not bread), or visit a friend who has a pet.
- Outdoor yoga and meditation
Again, a great way to improve physical and mental health the options are endless. If you are unsure on where to start you can join a class or find a tutorial online.
Research these simple yoga pose ideas to start off with:
- Mindful breath
- Downward facing dog
- Tree pose
- Warrior 1 and 2
- Child pose
- Star and sky gazing
Lay or sit in a park, your backyard or balcony or even from the comfort of your home and gaze out a window. You can do this with binoculars or the old-fashioned way. looking up into the sky can help ground a put things into perspective. If you really enjoy star gazing there are experiencers you can book with guides who teach you what constellations you can see.
I hope you can practice some of these if you aren’t already and let me know if you have other ideas of how to immerse yourself in nature.
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