April 14th is National Look up at the Sky Day!
National Look Up at the Sky Day is a day for us to remember to take a moment to appreciate the immense beauty of the sky and the awesomeness of the world around us.
It’s a day to just take a break from life, sit in wonder at the the sky, whether it’s the fluffy clouds, the twinkling stars, or the blazing sun.
The History of National Look Up at the Sky Day
Were not really sure who founded National Look Up at the Sky Day, but I, for one, am glad it’s a thing. Most likely, it was created as a way to encourage us to take a break from our crazy-hectic lives and have a moment to appreciate the beauty of nature.
The Importance of National Look Up at the Sky Day
In today’s fast-paced world, it’s so freaking easy to get caught up in our daily routines and forget to appreciate the beauty and the incredible wonder of the gorgeous world we live in!
National Look Up at the Sky Day not only helps us stop and breathe, itt also encourages us to take a break from our phone and tv screens and the vast technology that now fills our entire lives so that we can genuinely reconnect with nature. There’s something spiritual about it!
Celebrating National Look Up at the Sky Day
There are many ways to celebrate National Look Up at the Sky Day. Here are a few ideas:
- Go on a nature walk
- Take a walk in your all-time favorite park or preserve and simply just look up at the sky. Take time to check out the different types of clouds, the movement of the sun, or the stars at night.
- Speaking of stars, find a quiet spot away from the blazing city lights and spend some time stargazing. Bring your telescope or binoculars to get a closer look at the stars and constellations. If you don’t own one, find a friend who is a little bit nerdy and invite them and their telescope out for a little night-time star watching!
- Cloud watching
- When is the last time you just lied down in the grass and looked up? It’s a chance to feel like a kid again! Remember when our little brains just tried to identify different shapes and patterns in the clouds. Dinosaurs
- and birds and bears in the fully clouds. It was so much fun!
- Picnic in the park
- Pack a picnic and head to a local park or beach. Enjoy the view of the sky while relaxing and spending time with loved ones. For some great ideas you can check out National Picnic Day!
The Benefits of Looking Up at the Sky
Taking time to look up at the sky can have loads of great benefits:
Observing the natural world, including the sky, is a great way to relax and reduce stress levels. Don’t you just feel lighter when you’re outside, the weather is great and your watching the clouds roll by?
Looking up at the sky can inspire enormous creativity which leads to all kinds of new ideas and can even change your perspective. That’s why if you go to places like France and New Orleans, you’ll see artists galore out painting in the streets!
Focusing on the present moment and taking in the enormity of the sky can boost your mindfulness and drastically improve your mental health. There is something truly calming about Nature and its ability to soothe our weary souls!
Reconnecting with nature
Taking a break from screens and technology and observing the beauty of the natural world can help us feel more so much more connected to nature. There is an energy that flows through creation and when we take the time to breath in the fresh air, we can truly feel that awesome and mysterious connection!
National Look Up at the Sky Day serves as a great reminder to simply just take a second or two to appreciate the beauty of the sky and the natural world around us. Whether it’s taking a meandering walk in nature, enjoying a quiet night stargazing, or simply lying down to watch the clouds pass by, there are many ways to celebrate this day and remember what it is like to really be connected with nature.
So, take some time on this day to sneak a peak or two at the vastness of the sky above and remember what an incredible blessing it is to be alive!