During these difficult times, as well as having the obvious health issues caused by the virus to deal with, many people have been suffering from mental health problems. The lack of human contact and the inability to use coping mechanisms that we could use pre pandemic, that often revolve around human support, a good social life and travel have caused many people to suffer a great deal with mental health issues.
One of the things that is a great way to help with feelings of despair, depression and anxiety is getting out and walking, and being near to nature. Being out and about in the green spaces which are abundant in the UK is something that we can do during this pandemic and a lot of people find it enormously helpful for mental wellbeing.
Make sure that you have the appropriate attire – a warm coat at this time of year, as well as decent footwear such as wellies or walking boots. For hiking socks Ireland based company Basecamp https://basecamp.ie/outdoor-footwear-dublin/hiking-socks.html can provide you with suitable socks to keep your feet protected.
There are many ways in which being in amongst nature can help you. It can help alleviate the effects of SAD -something which is common at this time of the year due to the limited sunlight, so try to get out on a bright day if you can.
It can also help you to practice mindfulness – the beauty of nature can help you to let go of your worries and immerse yourself in your natural surroundings.« Back