Taking refuge in the natural world

We know this is an anxious time for many people, as Covid 19 affects the country, and that working from home can increase feelings of social isolation.  It feels like we have never needed Nature as much as we do now – or perhaps some of us have previously taken it for granted.  Thinking carefully about our mindset in light of current circumstances, it is important that we do everything possible to stay physically and mentally healthy.  MHFA England (Mental Health First Aid) have some very helpful suggestions online under the title – My Whole Self which would be worth looking at: www.mhfaengland.org

Trying to keep fit is always important – exercise mobilises our white blood cells by increasing blood flow – and for people who are older or more vulnerable, any form of exercise is beneficial – and anything is better than nothing!  A walk outdoors can do you the power of good, or getting the garden in shape is always rewarding – filling your lungs with fresh air. With Spring just around the corner, the weather will be more conducive to spending time outdoors and we all need Vitamin D (the sunshine vitamin).  In the Winter months, low levels of sunlight mean we need to obtain Vitamin D from our diets – so oily fish and eggs would be good to have on the menu (and delicious too – who doesn’t like scrambled eggs!)

We wish everyone well – let Mother Nature work her wonders – and never be afraid to ask someone for help.