The health benefits of cloud gazing
A LITTLE BLUE-SKY THINKING CAN DO YOU THE WORLD OF GOOD... HERE’S WHY CLOUD-GAZING CAN BOOST YOUR WELLBING
We know the mood-boosting power of spending time in nature – from the well-documented benefits of walking in green spaces to the sense of peace that comes from staring at the ocean, but when was the last time you really tuned in to what’s happening in the sky? Cloud watching might just be the perfect antidote to our screen-dominated lives.
What could be a better way to incorporate a little mindfulness into your day than to lie in the grass or the sand, stare up at the heavens and watch the movement taking place there? You can use it as an opportunity to let your imagination run free or take a more analytical approach by learning about the different types of clouds and how they form. Spending a little time sky-gazing first thing each morning and last thing in the evening is a lovely way to bookend your day feeling connected to the natural world. And it’s hard not to feel a burst of joy at the sight of a literal cloud with a silver lining.
Cloud gazing is a great way to introduce your kids to mindfulness (and to the beauty of being still!).After a little silence, talk about the shapes you see, and have fun inventing stories