1. Coffee on The Porch
Sometimes it's hard to find time or space to get outside, but this simple daily act can be quick and simple. Drinking coffee or eating your breakfast outside is a great solution when you're craving some fresh air. Your porch, backyard lounge chair or even on the grass to ground you for your upcoming day. There is something very refreshing and calm about starting your day this way.
2. Block Walk
A simple walk about your block can have immense benefits! Grab your dog, kid or even just a pair of headphones and go for a stroll. This doesn't have to be intense or seen as exercise. It's getting outside, breathing fresh air, stretching your legs and enjoying your surroundings. With such a short distance and amount of time, this would be so easy to add to your daily routine. Bonus points for timing it with the sunrise or sunset!
3. Hammock Time
A really fun, inexpensive reading nook or nap haven is a hammock. Starting at $20 you can have a little escape place in your backyard to enjoy some time outside. No trees, no problem. There are so many creative options now, with a click of a mouse you can find something that will work for your space. Level Up - Instead of going straight to the TV after dinner, spend 20 minutes reading in the hammock instead.
4. Chase the Sunset/Sunrise
A really inspiring friend I have built her home around the fact that she wanted to see the sunset every single day. From the placement of windows to the design of her deck. She loves to stop and appreciate Mother Nature in this way every day. What a great lesson to stop and recognize the beauty we have. Plan your walk or coffee for this time to kill two birds with one stone.
Do you eat three meals a day? What if one of those meals was spent outside? On your lunch break, find a nice spot outside and enjoy the view. Make your backyard meal-friendly and start making a habit of enjoying your space with having dinner outside occasionally, especially when grilling!