There’s a lot of uncertainty at the moment due to coronavirus that’s causing a lot of stress and anxiety for many. While the best thing we can do is to stay indoors, for many of us who rely on being active and getting fresh air, it can be a very difficult time indeed.
The most important thing you can do right now is to take care of your health, so why not turn your outdoor space into a place for wellbeing? With the weather getting milder, it’s a great time to transform your outdoor living area and make it a place you can enjoy that much-needed time outdoors.
Here are some ideas for turning your outdoor space into a place for wellbeing.
Spruce up your backyard
If your backyard has seen better days, it’s time to start afresh and give it a makeover. Your garden doesn’t have to be anything too fussy or high-maintenance; it can be something that’s easy to maintain so that you can get more time to enjoy it. Get some fresh turf, clean your patio and upgrade to vinyl fencing, it could make a big difference to your space. With some patio furniture, lighting and some greenery, you’ll soon have your own tranquil oasis to unwind in.
Create an area for exercise
Being able to exercise during this time is important. Without access to a gym, you’ll need to create your own. So why not do it outdoors? A workout in the sun is a great way to start or end the day, or give you something to do during your lunch break. Try some outdoor workouts and put a mat in place to start doing some yoga or pilates – you’ll soon love working out in your own private outdoor gym.
Gardening has many benefits you might not have considered before. It’s not only a good excuse to get outdoors, but it’s also been shown to have many mental health benefits. Gardening can be relaxing, and it could be a fantastic way for you to start growing your own herbs, fruit and vegetables and live even healthier and more sustainably than before. Gardening requires some dedication, so think carefully before you commit. But if you are willing to give it a try, you could soon have a new lifelong hobby to enjoy.
Find your happy place
Spending time in your backyard is the perfect way to de-stress. If you build a comfortable area, that’s warmed by the sun, you’ll soon find somewhere to enjoy your morning coffee, eat lunch or read a book – anything that makes you happy. There are many ways you can de-stress during this time, and getting outside for some vitamin D could make a big difference to your wellbeing.
While it feels strange not to go out and do the things you’d normally be doing at this time of years, there are still plenty of ways you can enjoy being out in your own home. Transform your outdoor space into your own peaceful retreat to boost your wellbeing now and in the future.