1. Go for a walk
Walking can help us forget the stresses of everyday life, work through upcoming decisions and help put our mind at ease. There are walks to awaken your senses, walks up Britain's best urban hills, walks through city streets and even walks for coffee and cake.
Discover great new walks
Head over to OS Maps to find and plot new walking routes whether you’re looking for something closer to home, or venturing further afield.
2. Take a dip
There's no denying that swimming in nature is good for our mental health, so head down to your closest river, lake or beach to feel refreshed and revitalised. Check that swimming is allowed before getting in.
3. Try something new outdoors
There's no shortage of weird and wonderful things to do outside, some you may have never even heard of! Whether it's wild camping, forest bathing or becoming a litter hero trying something new is hugely satisfying and will offer you a chance to meet other people and explore further afield.
4. Challenge yourself
Stepping outside of your comfort zone or achieving a set goal will increase your confidence, help break unhealthy habits and give you a feeling of purpose and satisfaction. You could speed up your lunchtime walk, take your run to the trails or reach the top of a local hill.
5. Watch the sunrise or sunset
Make the effort to get up for sunrise or stay up for sunset and we guarantee you won't regret it. Enjoy the tranquillity of this time of day absolutely anywhere; from your garden, at the beach, in a park or on top of a mountain. Sunset or sunrise offers a healthy dose of 'me time'.
Bag the best views
To make the most of this beautiful time of day, enjoy a short walk to your local viewpoint. Here are 10 best sunset views across Great Britain for you to enjoy.
6. Go on a run
There's no better feeling than returning home after a run. Running provides us with a chance to zone out, forget all our troubles and enjoy the nature around us. Many call it a form of meditation, especially if you choose a route where you're likely to be surrounded by fauna, flora or water.
If you're new to running, check out our beginner's guide to running and enjoy your new found freedom. Couch to 5km will help keep you motivated.
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