It’s easy to get laden down with work these days, with modern day pressures to finance our busy lives ever prominent; we’re racking up those hours. An average of 92,120 hours are spent at work over the course of a lifetime.
Our recent research has also found that more than a quarter of British people are unhappy in their current jobs.
So how do we stay motivated and bring a little stress relief to our lives?
Research shows that surrounding yourself with some ‘green’ provides a boost in motivation and also that a glimpse of the colour green can spark creativity. Spending as little as five minutes outside can also reduce stress levels and increase brain activity.
Nature expert and TV personality Chris Packham, who is ever supportive of our bid to get people into the great outdoors said: “I’m lucky because my job takes me outdoors a lot, so I get to spend time away from the city and experience the fantastic sights and sounds of nature, but it seems so many of us get bogged down in the daily grind of urban life.
“Not only is greenery great to help us unwind, but it’s also beautiful. If we don’t take time to get away from it all, we’re missing the wonderful smells, sounds and sights that surround us in the British countryside. No matter what job you do, I think we’d all enjoy having a bit more of this free-spirited approach to life”
In the same research we also found that (80%) of people aren’t doing the job they aspired to do as a child. When it comes to age, those 55+ have strayed furthest from their childhood dream (97%) while almost a third (30%) of the 25 – 34 year old are currently doing their chosen job.
From teachers to superheroes, here are the top ten jobs our survey revealed adults aspired to do as a child:
Although your journey to becoming a superhero has been side-lined for now, don’t let yourself get too weighed down by work. We can all do something to enhance our lives, and stepping outdoors is easy. The Japanese who have the world’s longest working week even make time for getting outdoors in a practice now known as ‘forest bathing’ which comes from the Japanese 'shinrin-yoku', meaning to take in the forest atmosphere.
Studies in Japan have found that forest bathing can reduce stress, lower blood sugar, improve concentration, diminish pain and improve immunity. So let the forest be your super power and join us on one of our 16 campsites for a multitude of benefits.
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