Old parks for picnics

When we step outside, it’s as if our body automatically releases stress. Something about the openness of the outdoors and the blue sky signals to our bodies to take a deep breath and relax. When you’re cooped up inside all day, you tend to focus on the endless list of tasks you need to get done by the end of the day, rather than being grateful for each day. As you’re breathing in that fresh air, your mind will shift gears and reflect on the many things you have to be grateful for — from family and friends, to a roof over your head and a warm meal. Whether you have a solo picnic or invite a few friends, a picnic is a great opportunity to step back and meditate on the things that truly matter.