Feeding garden birds is good for your wellbeing
We top up our bird table regularly with bird seed and the food doesn’t last very long. We attract pigeons, blackbirds, robins, tits, collared doves, rooks and jackdaws. We also have some hungry grey squirrels who like to join in. My kitchen window looks out onto the table and I really enjoy having nature to watch as I do the mundane task of washing the never ending pile of dirty dishes. We have just bought a bird bath after previously using an old pot lid. It’s lovely to watch birds having a bath or taking a drink. Listening to their bird song is also soothing. Studies have shown that seeing and hearing birds in your garden has a direct link to lowering levels of stress, anxiety and depression.
Mental health studies have shown that being aware of what is taking place in the present directly enhances your wellbeing. There are Five Winning Ways to Mental Health and Wellbeing if you would like to know more about it.
Jenny – Wellbeing at Work Advisor