10 Week Positivity Challenge - Week 5

“By discovering nature, you discover yourself.”

- Maxime Lagacé

Some days you might feel like you need an extra boost to stay positive. Maybe something in your life is preventing you from feeling like your usual happy self. There are plenty of ways to give yourself that boost, whether it’s every day or just sometimes.

It all starts with going back to nature. What are some things you enjoy doing outside? Think about your favorite outdoor activities and how they make you feel.

What can you do outside to boost your mood? Being in nature is powerful itself, and you don't need to do a specific activity to feel more positive. Whatever you’re comfortable with will work. Keep in mind that physical activity can provide a mood boost, too, giving you even greater benefits.

Here are a few ideas to get you started:

- Cycling. Hop on your bike and go for a ride. It doesn’t have to be anything extreme. Just a casual ride will do.

- Walking/running. Explore your neighborhood by going on a walk or run. Maybe you’ll find a new path to take. Grab a walking buddy to chat with as you stroll.

- Swimming. If you have a pool in your yard or have a neighborhood pool, a nice swim can put you in a good mood.

- Picking up litter. Not only will you be helping yourself as you walk around outdoors, but you’ll also be helping the planet. You can bring along a trash bag and fill it with trash in your neighborhood.

- Gardening. If you’re looking for another reason to start a garden, boosting your mood is a good one. Spend time in nature and grow some fresh fruits and veggies for your family.