Last week I posed a question: Do you make time for a green hour? As promised, I’m going to be sharing our real-world experiences at trying to do so here. And I’ve given this new series of posts a catchy name: “Your Green Hour Survival Guide.”
Here’s what you can expect from the series:
- Our challenges and how we’re trying to overcome them
- More helpful ideas for connecting with nature
- Real-world tips for favorite ways to connect with nature
- Book and product reviews
- And more!
Challenge: You don’t have enough time in your schedule for a full green hour.
Solution: Set a smaller, more realistic goal instead.
Our goal is humble: To spend 15 minutes outside connecting with the natural world every day. Why just 15 minutes? Because it’s a goal we can achieve. And success is important – it’ll keep you motivated to stick with it.
Here’s an example of just how simple making a nature connection can be. The big explorer and I spotted this flock of seagulls from the parking lot of his elementary school.
We watched for several minutes, in awe of the unusual sighting. By the time we got home, we were eager to head outside and discover more.
What challenges do you face trying to get in your daily dose of nature?