June treated us to some beautiful warm weather, as we celebrated the Queens Jubilee, Glastonbury and the start of Wimbledon. The Summer Solstice and Midsummer have already been and gone so I think it’s safe to say that Summer is officially here (cue cold weather and rain!)
It’s often the Winter months as the dark nights set in when we are most aware of needing to look after our mental wellbeing but this should be a priority all year round and the Summer is the perfect opportunity to get into good habits which we can carry through into the Autumn and beyond.
I’ve had a look through my previous blog posts and found some wellbeing gems so slap on that sun screen, grab an ice-cream and have a read of the ideas below …
Everyone loves a Summer read at the beach or by the pool and there are lots of great new titles out this year.
The warmer weather and lighter nights are a great time to get into good habits like walking, running or cycling. Why not team up with a friend for added motivation?
A great form of exercise and at this time of year there are always plenty of jobs to do in the garden. Lately I’ve been reading The Well Gardened Mind by Sue Stuart-Smith which beautifully explores all the benefits of gardening and being in nature.
There’s a lot of negativity in the news at the moment which can leave us feeling overwhelmed and helpless. Volunteering is a great way to make a positive difference on a local, national or even global scale.
A word we seem to hear everywhere these days but how many of us actually practise on a regular basis? Why not try to make mindfulness part of your daily routine this Summer?
Forest Bathing is based on the principals of mindfulness and the Summer months bring such beauty to wooded areas – not to mention a nice cool shaded spot on those hot days!