If you asked me about California, I’d begin by telling you all about the natural, postcard backdrops, the convenient hikes, the warm golden sunsets and the trails at the end of every road.
In California, I was more than ecstatic to have trails and mountains a stone’s throw walk away from our place. I’d spend a minimum of one hour each day in the green haven. However, my attempts at climbing up a mountain may have upped that number.
Living in a concrete, urban city (London), I make the most of the small patches of greenery. I spend time planning outings or walks by the canals and well-kept gardens, alone and with friends. A little retreat from busy, noisy streets can do a world of good, spiritually and physically. A stroll in the park for as little as 20 minutes a day can remarkably reduce levels of stress. Call it nature’s pill, a prescribed antidote to anxiety, tension and worry. With that being said, make a trip to a botanical garden (Kew Gardens) or even take refuge in a greenhouse and see how you feel. There are many green hidden gems in London City While keeping plants in the house is good for our well-being, however, nothing beats being out in nature.