Covid-19 Lockdown - How nature can help to improve our mood
During lockdown car emissions declined, there are fewer tiny particles in the air, so it's easier to see beyond built-up areas and to the stars in the night sky. Less city noise also highlights birdsong.
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Studies have proven that we can benefit enormously if we are able to spend at least two hour a week connecting with nature.
And if we are able to immerse not only by using our sight but also by using other senses like sound and smell, the result and benefit are even greater.
There are many ways we can experience nature every day:
- Open the window to catch the sounds of birds, tree branches and leaves blowing in the wind.
- Keep an eye on a tree close to you to see the changes to the leaves, the appearance of blossom and seeds.
- Add natural elements in your home, plants, flowers & decorative branches.
- Try to take a walk either first thing in the morning or towards the end of the day. You will not enjoy just the beautiful nature feature, but also you will be able to experience wonderful warm light colours. Catching the sunset can be a wonderful experience for all the family at this time of year as it is at an early time for everyone!
Would you like to know how flowers can help you during this Coronavirus Lockdown? Read our blog post:
The Positive Effects of Flowers on Your Wellbeing