Spending time in nature is a stress management strategy that works for many people. And now there is a great research study that supports this! A recent study published in Scientific Reports has identified the time threshold for when time in nature is positively associated with good health and wellbeing. 120 minutes a week.
“Spending at least 120 minutes a week in nature is associated with good health and wellbeing”
That’s right. Just two hours a week. And, it doesn’t matter if it’s all at once or in shorter doses. Male or female, young and old, regardless of income. It applies equally to everyone. Continue reading “Relax in Nature”
Looking for new ways to deal with conflict at home that bring out your creative side? Try a calm down box! A calm down box is a small container filled with soothing words or objects. The items in the box should reflect the age of the person meant to use it, but the idea remains the same. Continue reading “Calm Down Box”
Parenting is not easy and it can be stressful sometimes. People often view the stress response as negative and want to avoid it as much as possible. However, there are some necessary and beneficial aspects to it. Our Continue reading “Parenting and stress”
There are many strategies for reducing stress but one of the most important ones is making sure you and your children get recuperative sleep. Recuperative sleep is the type of sleep where you actually feel rested when you wake up Continue reading “Recuperative Sleep”
It can be difficult to teach young children how to calm themselves down in tough situations. One thing that research has shown is that slow, deep breaths help! There are numerous ways to help teach your child to take slow, deep breaths. Continue reading “Finger Breaths”
Finding ways to relax as a family is can help everyone calm down during busy times together. Listening to music can help us relax and wind down after a long day or just after any stressful time. Listening to calming music as a family Continue reading “Listening to Music”