Do you ever associate certain colors with particular months? For example, February seems to be unavoidably grey. January, on the other hand, is white due to the frequent chances of snow. In June, we choose green — largely due to the thriving grass, which equates to outdoors and all the potential we see to spend there in the summer.
There are big events like graduation parties, weddings, barbecues and neighborhood parties held that urge us to spend time in the fresh air, but it’s simple things like evening strolls, bike rides, yoga in the park and hiking that have a great impact on our health. According to the National Recreation and Park Association, 28 percent of adults don’t spend time outside daily.
Our computers and smartphones have an intense pull on our time, and there couldn’t be a better month of the year than June to unplug, refresh and explore all nature has to offer. The break is beneficial both physically and emotionally, so take the blue skies and warm weather as an opportunity to revert back to how you spent your childhood summer breaks: play outside!
“Keep close to nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.”