Getting out in the sunshine every day (weather permitting) for at least 10-15 minutes is really important, especially when the weather is so sporadic, so grab those sunny moments when you can. Through exposure to your retina, sunlight triggers the release of serotonin (your happy hormone) and serotonin produces melatonin – (your sleep hormone). Which means you’ll feel happy and sleep well – and who doesn’t want that? Yesh please.
We got outside yesterday afternoon to play tag. Doesn’t that look like a nice happy photo, (I joined in after taking this pic)… the family playing a fun game together. Yeah, and then nah... Ten minutes later the 6 year old is rolling around on the lawn crying because he’s been tagged too many times, the 11 year old calls him a whiny baby, which prompts the 6 year old to throw a pile of sodden grass clippings at the 11 year old, some of which gets on the 8 year old who calls the 6 year old a butt-head. And then we all have to go inside to our rooms to calm down whilst mummy has a wine. Relate anyone?