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With social distancing top of mind for Atlantic Canadians, many of us will be welcoming spring weather solo this year.
Although things may seem doomy and gloomy now, the Coronavirus won’t stop the birds from chirping, the flowers from blooming, or the spring sun from shining in our windows. It just means we’ll all have to get a little more creative with the ways we take advantage of spring this year.
Here are a few solo activities you can take part in to enjoy the spring outdoors.
Go for a walk
Being cooped up inside all day is challenging for many of us, but remember, social distancing doesn’t mean you can’t leave the house. As long as you’re in good health, make time for a nice walk or hike outside. Listen to your favourite songs or podcasts, or just enjoy the sounds of nature as you exercise and feel the warm sun on your face.
Tidy up the yard
Spring cleaning waits for no one! Get out there and enjoy a little fresh air while tidying your yard. By checking this item off your list, you’ll feel a sense of accomplishment, plus have a clean yard to spend time in when you need to get out of the house.
Pick up garbage
While the streets are quiet and most folks are staying home, it’s a great time to pick up some garbage around your neighbourhood. Of course, remember to always wear gloves when handling trash. The environment will thank you!
Walk the dog
For those of us who are lucky enough to have a furry friend, take advantage of their company and go on as many walks as possible. We promise, they don’t know what social distancing means and they’re just excited to have you home more, so why not make their day and head out for a lap around the block?
Have some fun
Keeping our spirits high is very important this month, so make time for the things you enjoy. Whether it’s playing catch in the yard, reading on the step or practicing yoga in the sun, many activities can be taken outdoors to make the most of the shift in weather.
Watch the sunset
Slow down your day by making a nice cup of tea and settling down to watch the sunset each evening. You’ll be surprised how calming and reassuring it can be. No matter what, the sun will come out tomorrow.