7 Ways to Bring Nature Inside Whilst Stuck Indoors
We might be stuck inside for the foreseeable future, but that’s no reason to stay away from nature. There are plenty of ways to bring the outside in. Take a look at our best tips here:
Houseplants are the first port of call when it comes to bringing nature indoors, and for good reason, they’re mood lifters. They improve our air quality, and some studies even suggest that frequent contact with plants can reduce stress and anxiety. Monstera, asparagus fern, and fiddle leaf figs are all excellent houseplant options.
Create a Herb Garden
Place herbs like basil, thyme, and oregano in small pots around your kitchen, and enjoy the smell and taste year-round.
Make a Rock Shelf
Made a recent trip to the Jurassic Coast, or just looking for a way to display all those rocks and shells that your children have brought home from nature walks? Display them on a bookshelf, or make a specially-designed rock shelf. It’s a great way to bring an overlooked part of nature inside.
Fruit and veg
Food supplies have been at the top of our list of worries during the Coronavirus outbreak. It’s tempting to purchase only long-life ingredients, but we cannot understate the importance of incorporating fresh fruit and vegetables into your diet. Leafy greens, citrus fruits, potatoes, and legumes are all great options. Frozen vegetables are very nutritious if you’re looking for a longer-life option.
Getting out into the fresh air is so important for mental wellbeing. A private garden is a great way to incorporate social distancing with fresh air. The government recommends destressing with the following technique. Step out into your garden, take a deep breath, and focus on:
- 5 things you can see
- 4 things you can touch
- 3 things you can hear
- 2 things you can smell
- 1 thing you can taste
However, if you do not have access to a garden, simply opening your doors and windows will do wonders for your mood and outlook.
Prioritise Natural Light
Natural light can improve both your mood and your productivity levels. If you are working from home or homeschooling children, make sure that your workspace prioritises natural light.
Rethink your Lock Screen
In our tech-focussed world, the lock screens on our phones and computers are extremely important! Choose a lock screen that incorporates natural scenes to bring the outside world in.
How are you bringing the outside in? We’d love to see your photos. Tag us on social media for your chance to be featured.