Staying WILD when working from home is more important now than ever.
Home working can introduce some unhealthy habits like staying in front of a screen all day and never venturing outdoors. DON’T PANIC….we’ve got some easy ways to help you connect with nature, even in the middle of a busy day! Whether you’ve got five minutes or an hour, there’s plenty of ways you can make your day a little bit more WILD.
Getting ready for your WILD day!
The first thing to do is to set up your workstation close to a window – this way you’ll have a front row seat to any wildlife action. It’s also a great idea to bring the outside in, so if you have any houseplants pop them on your desk or window sill so that you’ve always got a bit of green in sight. If you can, work outside! Then you can enjoy the sights, smells and sounds of nature all day!
Start your day WILD
If the sun is shining why not enjoy your breakfast into the garden or have a cup of tea while watching the world outside your window. Even if you’re surrounded by grey, you’re bound to spot little signs of wildlife. . There could be a ladybird on your windowsill, or a blackbird singing for a mate on a neighbouring rooftop.
WILD five minutes...
If you don’t feel like you can step away from your screen but need a breather, check our new Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales Skomer webcam. Watch puffins going about their daily business, seals on North Haven beach and the busy cliffs packed Guillemots and Razorbills. However, if you do want to take a moment outside, this is a good time to close your eyes and listen to the bees buzzing and birds singing.
WILD half an hour...
Lunch time already?! Make a quick picnic, grab a blanket and head out into your garden – getting some fresh air in the middle of your work day is crucial to a productive afternoon. Take it a step further and do some exercise, such as a run, yoga or a quick bike ride to get those endorphins flowing. Wildlife tends to have a calming effect and being outdoors can instantly make you feel refreshed if you’re in a productivity rut.
The most important part of staying connected to nature while you’re working from home is nurturing your own health and wellbeing so why not make a virtual gardening club with your colleagues? This is a great way to stay connected to your workmates while you’re all at home, and you’re likely to gain some knowledge in the process! Live mini garden tours are always fun – and you can swap tips on gardening for wildlife and wildlife sightings too.
So stay safe and stay WILD! Don’t forget to share your pics and video with us on our social media channels!
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