Autumn Is a Great Time to Get Outside
At any time of year there are great reasons to get outside! Fresh air, sunshine, exercise, light, to name a few.
In the Northern Hemisphere in Autumn and Winter, there are even more compelling reasons to get outside as much as possible.
Don’t be SAD
You might think that SAD or Seasonal Affective Disorder is a given for you as the days get shorter. It is certainly true that it’s easier to feel upbeat and motivated when there is plenty of light and warmth.
However, spending time outside at the beginning and end of the day can be really helpful in changing the way you feel.
Winter is a time for slowing down
When I think about the evenings drawing in, I’m reminded that our ancient ancestors would have changed their behaviour to match.
Without electric light or heat, it would have been natural to sleep more. In addition it would have been important to work hard during the available daylight to make up for lost time.