As you guys know, I have not had the best month. It has been filled with a lot of stress and very little sleep but I’ve had some of you guys tell me that this month hasn’t been the best either. In fact, I’m pretty sure the majority of the world has been filled with stress just this past year alone!
We all just need to get out and get a little stress relief, but we still need to be safe. Which is why I started thinking…what’s safer than your own backyard? So, I’m bringing you guys some activities you can do in your backyard that can help relieve that stress!
Yoga is so relaxing in general but it’s a different ballgame when you add the calmness of the outdoors. If you’re able to wake up early enough, I think that doing yoga while the sun is rising will not only bring a peaceful experience but provide you with a lovely view. It’s also perfect with the days getting hotter. You won’t have to worry about being out in the heat, which could do the opposite of making you calm.
This is my personal favorite way to relieve stress but unfortunately, my grandparents got rid of their pool last year so there’s no more swimming for me at the moment. However, if you’re lucky enough to have a pool in your backyard, then you might already know the effects that swimming has when it comes to relieving stress. Swimming is so relaxing and peaceful when you’re by yourself. You should blast some music and just float all of your stress away.
I recently published a post where I shared new hobbies to try this spring. In that post, I shared that gardening was a good hobby to try. Gardening can put your mind at ease while you’re tending to these little plants that you have personally grown yourself. I think that it makes for a great distraction because you will be too focused on the task you’re doing to focus on whatever it is that is stressing you out. For maximum stress relief, I think doing yoga while surrounded by your garden is a must!
What’s a better stress reliever than a little laughter and fun? This one, of course, will work to its maximum potential when you’re with others. As fun as board games may be, with the weather being so nice now, it’s time to take the games outside! You can look up some outdoor games for you and your family or friends to do and have fun. You’ll probably end up laughing so hard that you forget why you were stressed. Looking at the man in the picture (left), I’m sure he can vouch for that just by the look on his face!
Lastly, this one might be the more pricey activity, but it’s so fun! Although it does cost to purchase a projector and projector screen, there are some pretty affordable ones you can get from Amazon. Not only will you have something that is stress relieving, but now you can also watch movies and enjoy the night time sky right in your backyard!
Doing one or more of these activities will have that stress gone away and have you back feeling at peace and at ease. We all need that perfect stress reliever and if you never had one of your own, then my hope is that you found one today that sounded perfect to you!
Did you see an activity that looked fun or just really peaceful? Let me know in the comments!