We are just a few days away from June and the start of 30 Days Wild; the Wildlife Trusts amazing initiative to get people outside, enjoying and appreciating nature.
I have really enjoyed taking part in 30 Days Wild in the last two years and getting my daughter involved and I really cannot recommend it enough.
This year I will be focussing on how nature can help alleviate the stresses and strains of work and how to get more of it into the working day.
In my day job I speak with many small business owners and they, in particular, can experience difficulty switching off from work. So I want to try to influence more people who run their own business and are often weighed down by the pressures fo doing so to try to use nature and the outdoors as a way of recharging their batteries and maintaining their enthusiasm for their work.
This week I am posting a video, which I made for my work blog highlighting the issues business owners face and the benefits of bringing a little nature into your routine.
The difficulties of switching off as a business owner:
You might feel that everything depends on you
You may work exceptionally long hours
Your office space may also be your home which makes things tricky
You probably feel emotionally invested so cannot ignore an email for example
You may also work with family members which means that work talk carries on “after hours” so to speak
And worst of all, you feel guilty if you take time out.
Way to bring nature into your working day:
Walk to work
Eat your lunch outside
Take a meeting outdoors
Have a brainstorming session somewhere in nature
Get your employees and colleagues out after work for some mini adventure
Do some physical activities as part of your team building
If you want to know more about 30 Days Wild visit the Wildlife Trusts website: https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/30DaysWild