A study done by the University of Minnesota has found that environments around you can play an important role in relieving stress and overall mental well-being. If we think about it, regardless of what differentiates us from each other, all humans are so in tune with nature. So it’s no surprise that being around and in nature makes you feel better emotionally. Our mental health also contributes to our physical wellbeing, and thus, nature aids in reducing blood pressure, heart rate, muscle tension, and the production of stress hormones.
Five energy-boosting activities we can do during the quarantine
1) Watching sunset/sunrise: Spend some time watching the sunrise or sunset. Even though this sounds so simple, we rarely put our phones away and spend 20 minutes just watching the sun and spending quality time with your friends and family.
2) DIY Bird Feeder: This is a fun bonding activity for people of all ages. Get creative with the things lying around the house and make a fun hanging bird feeder for your home!
3) Home Compost: Did you know that as food biodegrades, it produces methane which is a greenhouse gas? Composting has many benefits – it acts as nutrition for plants and really completes the production and consumption cycle.
4) Gardening: Have you tried being a plant parent? Nurturing a garden can have so many positive benefits. If you don't have an indoor home garden, now is the perfect time to do your research and see what kinds of plants are available and how to tend to them!
5) Observe Nature: Have you taken the time to observe nature around you? That tree outside your home – what type is it? How old is it? How many types of birds can you see? What are they? Observing nature helps you be grateful for the abundance of
greenery and natural life around us. And what better time than now to count your blessings?
Enviro Trips™, through its educational journeys and school workshops, connects students with the
immense natural wealth and cultural heritage of our planet.