An Outdoor Reset
Hello, my name is Allie Morrison and I am going into my second year of Kinesiology at Dalhousie . I have recently joined the Happy Human Project in the spring as a Happy Human Rep.
As we know, the past couple of years have been a very stressful and challenging time due to Covid lockdowns and the inability to see your friends, family, etc.
I was greatly affected by this and noticed I was not enjoying my time in lockdown and was very unhappy. However, little did I know, this was an eye opening experience. I realized although we can’t see each other, we always have the outdoors. My family and I would make an effort to go for local hikes. We enjoyed this free time together that we may not have had otherwise. After restrictions were loosened we went on hikes around the province. There are many beautiful places in Nova Scotia and it really gave me the chance to realize how amazing this province is.
This really helped me get through the stress of Covid lockdowns. It also made me realize that this is a great way to cope with all of life’s circumstances. Being outdoors is a great way to reset your mind. I carried this on throughout university, however, it is much more challenging to go on hikes while busy at school. I decided to try and be active and get outside or go to the gym when I could because this was a great way to take a break from school and relieve the stress and pressures of studying.
Although lockdowns were awful it gave me time to reflect and realize what things I took for granted. Now I’d love to share these trails and adventures with my friends so they can have the same experience as well.
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