Today’s fun activity as part of the 9 Fun Ways to Create a Happy Home series is to get outdoors! This might seem like a silly one, but it’s a great way for you to get out of the house and inject a bit of fun into your day. It’s summer here, but even if it isn’t where you are, you can always rug up and find a way to enjoy the time out from all the busyness that comes with this time of the year.
I love that getting outdoors can reset a bad mood and can give you that time to stop and smell the roses. There are so many options for things to do outdoors and some of them cost next to nothing (unless you get sucked into the food trucks or the Mr Whippy Van ;) ). Australia is a beautiful country, and often we are not to far from something that’s fun to do outside. We have many beaches and lovely forests and pretty much everything in between. But you don’t have to live here, or even stray too far from home for you to enjoy the outdoors.
Here are some fun ways you can make the most of the outdoors and have a little fun while you’re there:
- Take a trip to the Beach
- Go for a Hike
- Have a Picnic
- Go to a park and let your little ones enjoy the open space
- Have some Trampoline fun with your kiddos either at home in the yard or at one of those bounce places
- Go for a bike ride or a run/walk and enjoy the fresh air
- Go to your local outdoor pool (if you have one) or enjoy the pool time in the back yard (wading pools totally count)
- See if your local area offers any outdoor activities for families or kids
- Visit an outdoor cafe or an area with food trucks and enjoy a bite to eat outside
- Grab a good book and find a nice tree to sit under and read
- Get your camera and go somewhere with pretty scenery to practice taking photos
- If you have the opportunity (and don’t get seasick like I do) why not take a boat trip or kayak or hire some paddle boats and enjoy some time on the water
- Go ice skating (if you’re somewhere cold)
There are so many different ways that you can get outside and do something that brings you a smile or gives you a laugh. I love that they don’t have to be super organised days, but can be more spur of the moment. Hop in the car, or on the train and head on over to somewhere you’d like to spend time outside. Most cities and towns have public spaces that you can use for having a picnic or riding your bikes around and they can give you that circuit breaker you need when things are starting to feel too stressed and just a bit overwhelming. Even a walk around the block can be a good way to spend some time outdoors and get some Vitamin-D.
What is your favourite thing to do outdoors? Is it something you try to do often? Would you like to make more time to do it? I’d love to hear. Tell me in the comments!