I love to spend time in nature. It can make the fast-paced holiday season feel calm. Spending time in nature allows us to experience many different emotions. It can gift us with a moment to breathe and recollect our thoughts. It can bring us exhilaration and joy. Nature is a wonderful teacher, a terrific playground and a place of peace.
I try to go outdoors with my two young daughters every day, even when it is cold. Sometimes we don't stay out for long, but I feel that it is important for us to be in nature every day that we can. Here are some of our favourite outdoor activities:
-Walks (Walking is excellent exercise and a great way to explore your neighbourhood.)
-Making snow angels.
-Playing at the playground.
-Looking for birds.
-Checking out animal tracks in the snow. (We have a local park that has its fair share of small wildlife!)
-Cross country skiing or snow-shoeing
-Looking for pinecones
-Checking out frosty trees.
This week I challenge you to spend a little time in nature. Even if you only enjoy a few moments outside; try to breathe in the calm, admire the beauty and maybe even have a little fun.