A growing amount of research suggests spending time in nature can improve your mental health. Getting into nature has been shown to have positive impacts on concentration, learning, problem solving, critical thinking capacity, and creativity as well as enhance mental health and wellbeing through encouraging physical fitness and social engagement.
It has been a strange few weeks, with a snap lockdown in WA, impacting the return to school and autumn announcing its arrival with heavy rains. It makes us realise we need to keep finding the moment of wonder and hold on to the constant that grounds us and leaves us with a sense of calm and connection in the uncertain, ever-changing world we live in.
A few weeks I did just that - on my first two day hike on the Bibbulmun Track courtesy of the Bibbulmun Track Foundation. They supplied everything, taught us a great deal, we all had a lot of fun and met fabulous people (and some of us got a few blisters) - I know that it did me no end of good physically and mentally. Why not get out and about a bit more?