Let the Countryside Boost your Mental Wellbeing this Winter

Posted on November 17th, 2018

With Halloween and bonfire night behind us and the run up to Christmas underway life can feel hectic. The kids are getting excited and you may be feeling the pressure to plan and provide a great time for everyone. The nights are short and the days seem to be running away. If all this seems a little too real then may be a little time out in the countryside could help.  OK it won’t make all those planning worries go away, but it will improve your mental wellbeing by giving you time to breath, evaluate, be grateful and put things into perspective to be more productive. 

Autumn beauty

You don’t need to go far or for long to fill your senses with fresh air and nature’s beauty. A walk in the woods, the park, the beach or the hills can be more energising than you might imagine. Health experts are beginning to agree with talk of green space and the calming influence of natural flowing water. It is something I’ve known for a long time. I begin every morning with a walk around our farm to check on the animals. The sound of the river, the colours in the trees and smell of the season drifting up from the earth is uplifting beyond belief.  I return full of pretty images, a feeling of being alive and a zest for the day ahead. It really does make me more productive and improve my mental wellbeing.

Spring is my favourite season with new born animals and fresh green leaves, however the striking colours in the final stages of autumn is breathtaking.   

 

Morning light seeping into the entrance to Coombe Mill round the log store

 Log store in autumn 

Farm path over the stream coated in autumn leaves

Autumn leaves on woodland paths at Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays. Cornwall

 

Autumn colours reflected in the top fishing lake

Mental wellbeing stimulated by autumn lake view at Coombe Mill

 

Pigs with a view: Lower lake from in front of the pigsty

Lake view at Cooombe Mill Farm

Take a break and boost your mental wellbeing

Try my morning countryside trick and see what a difference it makes to your day. Even if you work, can’t get our before daylight or back before dark, try using your days off and see how much more you get out of life.

Our cozy lodges are waiting for you

Coombe Mill Holiday Lodges in Autumn

Why not take advantage of our lowest prices this winter and come and see us for a few days. We take bookings any day of the week: make use of school inset days, spare work days or cancelled clubs and mop up a good dose of countryside well being.  Whether it is the calm before the storm of Christmas or a well earned break to look forward to at New Year or beyond we’d love to welcome you. Activities for the children run all year even if you are the only ones staying.  

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Let the Countryside Boost your Mental Wellbeing this Winter