Spring gives us the opportunity to play outside and get our green time. By green time, we mean outside activities with lots of grass and trees and very few buildings.
Studies have shown that spending time in green environments can help improve ADHD symptoms in both children and adults. One study, conducted by Taylor and Kuo, indicated that hyperactive children showed the most improvement in open green spaces like soccer fields. Occasional exposure might be helpful. However, regular green time showed the most improvement in ADHD symptoms, even if the green time is just 20-minutes at a time.
It may sometimes be difficult to remember the importance of spending time outside. We can all get caught up in our daily schedules. Time management is especially challenging for adults and children with ADHD. To get your daily green time, schedule an event in your calendar so it’s always blocked off. You can consider these fun activities: