Being outdoors definitely affects my wellbeing positively. No matter what , if I’ve had a rough couple of weeks, I know I can always get out into the countryside and bring myself to a place of calm.
Just a couple of days outside – it doesn’t even have to be nice weather – getting fresh air makes me feel much better. I know that no matter how I feel day-to-day, the outdoors is always there and will always centre me again.
But being outdoors and doing something interesting and fun, pushing myself to do a new activity that’s a bit daunting, also gives me a feeling of satisfaction. Knowing I’ve overcome something I was nervous or anxious about, I feel proud of myself, and that’s great.