There are so many fun ways to spend time outside as the weather warms up, and they don’t even require more time, money, or effort than you are already spending doing the same things indoors. Even a few minutes spent outdoors each day can greatly improve your mood, health, and outlook for the day.
If you are itching to get outside as the days get nicer, consider these four ways to spend time outside as the weather warms. These activities can be enjoyed alone, or with family and friends by your side.
Visit a Park
Parks come in all shapes and sizes, and are great places to explore for an afternoon or day, depending on how large they are and how many features they have. As the weather warms up, look for a new park near and head out for a walk, hike, photo walk, picnic, or even bring along a blanket and a book. There are so many ways to enjoy time at a park, but just getting out and enjoying the sun and view are important.
Plant a Garden
Gardens are a great way to create, get exercise, beautify your yard, and enjoy time outdoors. Warm weather is a great time to get outside to plant new flowers into an existing garden space, or to create a new one. Anything from a themed flower garden to a vegetable patch to potted plants set in available patio space makes a great addition to any yard and gets you outside.
Create an Outdoor Living Area
One of the easiest and most casual ways to enjoy time outside as the weather warms up is in an outdoor living area. These casual spaces can be decorated, furnished, and bring the outdoors in. Whether you are wanting a space to enjoy the view, entertain, or to grow a garden, your outdoor living area gives you the ability to enjoy the outdoors in a new, casual way. Use furniture, patio umbrellas, or even awnings to create a sense of comfort, provide shade, and maintain some privacy.
If you have a regular exercise schedule, warm weather is a great excuse to move your routine outdoors. If you don’t already schedule exercise, now is a great time to start. Walking, jogging, hiking, bicycling, and even swimming can be done outside. A small change like exercising outside can really improve your mood and energy levels.