Getting outdoors during the work week isn’t always easy so we’ve rounded up some tips to help you reap the rewards of getting out into nature.
Being an apparel brand focused on the active outdoors we try to spend as much time as possible mixing the outdoors into our day to day but it is not always the easiest task. But we also know that spending time outdoors can give a serious boost to our mental health. So, we rounded up a few tips and tricks to spend a few less hours in the office and more in the great outdoors.
If you publicly commit to a new habit, it is more likely to stick, so tell your family, friends and colleagues about your plan to get outside more during the work week. Even better if you invite them to join in. Getting outdoors will help you keep a fresh mind and spark new ideas.
Nature in the Neighbourhood
You don’t have to live in the most adventurous town to experience the outdoors on a daily basis–urban centres are filled with parks of all sizes. Grab a map, find all the parks near your office and then make it a goal to visit them all.
Find some Breathing Room
Just not necessarily in a room – rather get out of the stuffy office and go for a walk. Even if it is just around the parking lot, walking has been shown to improve brain function.
It is easy to let getting outside during the work week fall off the radar once the week kicks off filled with meetings and other tasks. To avoid this, block time out in your calendar throughout the week to ensure you still get outside for fresh air.
Share your Stories
Kick off the week with a quick meeting to hear about what your colleagues got up to over the weekend. Not only will this help build camaraderie but you’ll likely come up with new ideas learning from your teammates.
Break out of the conference room and plan your next team-building activity outdoors. Whether it’s a nearby hike, a paddling trip or even zip-lining, getting active together with your team forges stronger connections and ultimately keeps each other motivated once back in the office space.