The Year of Getting Grubby.

  I love the breeze on my skin , raindrops falling on my face, the crunch of leaves under my feet , the smell in the air when rain is coming, looking up the trunk of a giant tree, planting tiny seeds, eating cherry tomatoes off the vine, watching ants carry stuff and jumping in puddles.  I am a dirt girl.

I love the breeze on my skin , raindrops falling on my face, the crunch of leaves under my feet , the smell in the air when rain is coming, looking up the trunk of a giant tree, planting tiny seeds, eating cherry tomatoes off the vine, watching ants carry stuff and jumping in puddles.  I am a dirt girl.

At the start of a new year many of us take some time to devise plans, think up resolutions and make wishes for the year ahead. I'm a bit like that.

I love to take the time to dream big for the year ahead. So right here, right now I am declaring that this year is '2017... the year of getting grubby!"

So what does that actually mean?

Well here's the dirt on getting grubby.

Last year there were heaps of reports and scientific finding on why getting grubby is good for you. Hanging out in nature and  getting your hands grubby can actually strengthen your immune system , keep you less stressed and improve your gut flora!

Without too much thinking about it ,

people have known for ages that spending time outside makes you feel better

and that falling in love with nature creates a relationship that lasts a lifetime.

getting grubby is about spending more time outside.

How much time a week do you spend outside now?

And don't include walking to and from the car.

A recent study showed kids in Australia were spending just 4 hours a week outside!

So here's a challenge!

In 2017 let's double it...let's aim for 8 hours a week of outside time!

There's a massive and wonderful world of awesomeness just waiting for you to discover it ...just outside your door.

in 2017 let's get grubby together

and you can start by sharing your top 5 ways to spend time outside on my social media pages

...let's make a monster list to inspire an outside revolution!

 

dirtgirl and scrapboy
Cate McQuillen