5 Ways to Unite with Nature

During nature month we’re really taking the time to appreciate what we have been given. Right now it can be easy to fall into a negative perspective and feel down about the state of certain things. But the natural world around us continues to thrive, and for that, we can never be thankful enough. Connecting with nature can help us feel grounded in a world of uncertainty, but it can also be incredibly healing - whether it’s taking in fresh air or seeing the growth of new life. Here are five simple ways that you can unite with nature this month.

1. Go for a walk

One of the best, and easiest, things to do when you’re feeling cooped up (mentally or physically) is to leave the house and go for a walk.

Changing your surroundings can help you recalibrate, meanwhile taking in some fresh air is good for your lungs and for clearing your head.

Additionally, being out and about will shake up the rhythm of your day, making you feel more alert and connected to your surroundings and environment.

2. Seek out green space

Numerous studies have shown that there is a clear correlation between time spent in nature and a reduced risk of mental health issues.

Depending on where you live there will be different versions of an accessible green space.

So if you live near the woods or the countryside take full advantage, but if you live in the city parks and gardens can offer a similar calming effect.

Even if you’re in an apartment, you can make your own green space by potting some plants; experiencing the process of growth and nature can be extremely therapeutic.

3. Give back to the earth (gardening or community)

As mentioned above, the process of nurturing something and watching it grow and flourish is extremely satisfying and therapeutic.

The act of giving back is fulfilling, so maybe you have a garden to grow plants and help the environment, or perhaps you’re giving back to the people in your community through a form of volunteering or nurturing a relationship. No act of giving can be too small.

4. Try a new plant-based recipe

What we put in our bodies can determine our mood and energy levels, so you only want to be putting the best stuff in.

And it’s no secret that the more natural our food is, the better it is for us. If you have the luxury of getting locally grown produce, take advantage of it!

Trying new recipes can also be a good way to change up our routines, and potentially break unhealthy eating habits. If you’re looking for some fresh inspiration, why don’t you check out these dishes?

5. CBD

Plants aren’t only good for eating, there are many therapeutic wellness benefits you can obtain from them, and in particular, the hemp plant and cannabidiol.

CBD is a natural compound that is extracted from hemp. Its properties are wide-stretching, people use it to manage anxiety and also as a skincare ingredient. Consequently, you can find numerous forms and products for different conditions.

Uniting with nature, and the materials Mother Nature gave us, truly is one of the best ways to heal and care for ourselves.

Nature
21 August 2020