It was a refreshing change to have a couple of sunny days this weekend. I noticed all the snowdrops appearing whilst out walking my dogs. I also noticed the birds are singing more in the morning and early evenings.....I love the feeling of the days stretching again.
The external weather and seasons affect us. Some people are severely affected by this and have Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). When anxiety or depression are present getting outside can feel like a mammoth task and yet it is the one thing that can often help our serotonin levels in our brain.
Being with nature and the feeling of space can help low mood by getting you "outside" of your head. It is a common trap to become attached to our screens to escape whether that is the tv or our mobile phone. We are seeking to escape something by our constant screen involvement.
For this week, I suggest making ourselves step away and step outside, your body and mind will thank you for it.