My Happiness Challenge Day 38
Saturday, August 19, 2017
38.. Spend time in nature. A 2013 study published in the journal Psychological Science found that spending even a short amount of time in nature, such as visiting a city park, improved people's moods and mental well-being.
I love to be outside. I would much rather run outside than on a treadmill. This summer I had a 68 day streak of running or walking a mile every day. But it's been hard to keep up for the past 2 weeks due to back to school activities.
I'm training for another half marathon in November so I have to run 3 days a week but it's a struggle to get outside on other days when I have to stay at school until 7 to catch up with school work. But I'll get back into the swing of things soon.
I also fell off my blog streak. I started this journey to stave off my seasonal depression and it seemed to work well. But now I have to see it through with just 14 days of happiness habits left or it will become one more thing I have to feel bad about. I don't need that! But I may switch to just blogging once a week until Christmas break.
I've got to take time for me this year to keep my head straight and the weight I've lost off! So far I haven't fluctuated more than 3 pounds so I'm pretty proud of myself there.
I have terrific students this year and haven't had to call a single parent yet!
I am happy!