Winter Ecotherapy: 20 Fun Things To Do on a Winter Day
Tons of people feel increasingly depressed or have mood problems during the winter season.
There is less daylight, social isolation and many people get less exercise.
I believe in God, only I spell it Nature -Frank Lloyd Wright
20 Fun Things To Do on a Winter Day
Do you suffer from Nature Deficit Disorder?
Here are twenty different things to do on a winter day
This is good exercise & if you go with friends it’s much more fun
Again, lots of fun and great exercise. Don’t feel bad if you never leave the bunny hill
Snowshoeing, there’s really not much to it
❆ Ice Fishing ➝ Need ICE FISHING Instructions?
I personally enjoy fishing in.. any other season than winter.
But, you can buddle up & I would recommended taking the steps to 1. be warm and 2. have the right equipment.
If you’re willing to tackle the challenges, you’ll experience an entirely different fishing adventure
If you’re in the right place; like Michigan for instance, there are over 6,500 miles of snowmobile trails.
You can even just rent snowmobiles in some places.
I love taking pictures fresh after a snowfall. Challenge yourself to find something neat to photograph, even in the cold months.
Winter is usually peaceful when you’re outdoors, since so many people stay in.
You’ll have more privacy, BONUS.
“We have a natural connection with living things”
If you’re dressed right, running is one of the best things to do on a winter day.
❆ Paint The Snow
There are ideas all over Pinterest & other sites for painting snow ⇒ here’s just one
❆ Snowball Fight
Your kids will probably love it. You can go alllll out on snowball fights. My siblings would get downright methodical with their snowball fighting methods
❆ Snow Angels
❆ Build A Snowman ❉Here are some interesting SNOWMEN ideas!❉
Snowmen can be fun & if winter allows him to stick around you may even be able to give him a makeover!
❆ Catch Snowflakes ❅❅
Because it’s nostalgic & who can resist those big fluffy flakes?
Studies Prove That Spending Time In Nature Makes People Feel More Alive
❆ Find A Frozen Waterfall
Again, you’ll have way less traffic than in the summer!
❆ Bundle Up and Go On A Walk
“Because the birdsong might be pretty,
But it’s not for you they sing,
And if you think my winter is too cold,
You don’t deserve my spring.”
❆ Fat Tire Biking
Fat tires make difficult terrain, like snow, much easier!
You know you’ll get a workout in with sledding.
Get some quality people & sleds and let loose.
Ok, so I’ve never been tubing in my life, despite it being in my town but it’s affordable & kid friendly.
❆ Mushing. why not? Mushing is a sport or transport method powered by dogs.
If you have a dog with high energy, mushing could potentially improve their mental health in the winter too!
❆ Ice Skating
Ice skating opportunities are usually fairly close by, but you may have to go indoors depending on where you live.
❆ Shovel Snow
Pop some head phones in, dissociate AND burn calories. When I worked at a group home I loved to get the shovel out, the house will still be there when you’re done.
❆ Build An Igloo – HOW TO BUILD AN IGLOO VIDEO
People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy.
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Chaudhury P and Banerjee D (2020) “Recovering With Nature”: A Review of Ecotherapy and Implications for the COVID-19 Pandemic. Front. Public Health 8:604440. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2020.604440