Ultimate Mental Health Retreat: Backyard Edition

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Who said you have to shell out thousands of dollars for a mental health retreat? You can establish a serene, peaceful environment that you can walk out to every morning or evening for a winddown.

Considering hiring companies, like Hiner Outdoor Living, who specialize in crafting the idyllic backyard is a great option if you’re starting from scratch. However, there are ways to make any backyard into your personal, ultimate mental health retreat. Let’s get into it!

Get Some Greenery Going

If you currently don’t have much as far as vegetation is concerned, you should get on it! Studies reveal that nature provides a plethora of benefits to your mental health. There is something so incredibly peaceful about hearing the rustle of leaves as the breeze brushes through them. Or looking out to see an array of colors.

Take a visit to your local nursery to get started on bringing more nature to your backyard. You can be sure that introducing more greenery to your backyard will make it much more of an oasis!


Meditation & Yoga Spot

If you don’t currently meditate or practice yoga, it’s never too late to start. Meditation and yoga both offer a slew of positive benefits to your mind and body. Creating a designated space in your backyard for these mindfulness practices make the experience much more enjoyable and effective.

Yoga mats and meditation pillows are easy to come by – just check out Amazon for some great, affordable options. Once you have a spot picked out for your practice, these accessories are lightweight and easy to bring in and out of your home.

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Light Up the Night

Who says you have to go inside once the sun goes down? There’s nothing more calming than sitting in your backyard, under the stars, with twinkle lights surrounding you. It’s as if you called some of the stars down to join you for your night of peace.

Another pleasing, tranquil addition to your backyard retreat could be a firepit. The sounds of the snaps and crackles as you relax with the warmth of the fire touching your face is unbeatable. Grab a cup of herbal tea and relish in the relaxing moment.


Cozy Reading Nook

There’s just something about cozying up outside with a great book. If you haven’t tried it, you are most definitely missing out. You get to experience the words of another in your own mind while listening to the sounds of nature, feeling the fresh air brush against your face. You’re in your own world while being in someone else’s.

Getting a reading nook setup in your backyard is simple. You can visit your local hardware store for a cushioned couch or chair that suits your style. Anytime you’re feeling a little stressed or overwhelmed, your quiet space will be just out your backdoor – waiting for you.

The Rundown

You don’t have to travel hundreds of miles to escape the stress of life. With some simple changes, you can make your backyard into your own, private mental health retreat. If you’re not sure where to start, consider some of the options we listed above. You’re sure to be on your way to paradise in no time!