Woodlands and Walkways at the Barn by the Sea
1. GET OUTSIDE
Spending time outside gives you more than just a good change of scenery. It can help you relax and see things differently. Plus you’ll get a good dose of fresh air and vitamin D (if the sun’s shining).
Also, if you’ve been having trouble sleeping (lots of people do when they’re feeling stressed or down), getting outside can help your sleep in a few different ways. If your body is tired from getting out and about, you’re more likely to sleep.
When you’re experiencing the awesomeness of nature it can take your mind off the things going on in your life because you’re absorbed in catching the next wave or just enjoying the sun on your face. This is called mindfulness which is a really helpful tool for combating worrying thoughts.
Aotearoa has everything you could want when it comes to the outdoors. You can head to the beach, bike in the bush or just chill out in a park.
Pick a place where you’ll feel safe and relaxed. If you’ve got a friend who could be up for a bit of nature, invite them along too. There’s no shortage of space.
2. FIND A GREAT VIEW
Sitting quietly and taking note of the detail from an awesome spot can do wonders for the noisy chatter in your mind. You may have some amazing places near where you live or even a great park or tree. Plan some time to go there and soak it up.
3. RELAX AT THE PARK
A bit of fresh air and sunlight is good for the body and mind. Find a special spot to just sit and listen for 5 minutes and maybe take a photo.
4. TAKE A SWIM
Aotearoa has some amazing beaches, lakes and rivers. Why not enjoy a swim or just sit and soak in the relaxing vibe. Whatever you do, try to enjoy the moment.
At Teacher’s Retreat at the Barn by the Sea, you can connect with nature, get outside, find a great view, relax in the woodlands, and take a swim at the beautiful Christian Bay or Anchor Bay. Book your retreat now at http://teachersretreat.co.nz/