Mood Boosting Outdoor Activities

Feeling down? Need some mood boosting activities? We all know that spending time outside is good for us, but many people don’t seem to get out nearly enough. Especially after months of quarantine, it can be easy to habitually stay inside. But spending time in nature and away from screens can have a positive effect on your mental health.

More about how nature affects your mood: Sour mood getting you down? Get back to nature

Gardening

Gardening is a great way to spent more time in nature. Also, seeing all the tiny seeds turn into flowers or vegetables is very satisfying.

More about gardening: How Gardening Can Boost Your Mental Health

Hiking

Hiking can be a great stress reliver, as well as great exercise. Plus, you get the added benefit of seeing some gorgeous views. Fortunately, Western North Carolina has some great trails for both beginner hikers and experts.

Learn more about the health benefits of hiking: Five Ways Hiking Is Good for You

Biking

Biking is another good mood boosting activity. It’s great exercise, and it gets you outside in the fresh air. Try going to a local park or bike trail.

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