Everyone’s personal situation during this pandemic is unique, but it seems like no matter who we are, most of us share this common reaction of feeling boxed in. We may cycle through feelings of anger, depression, helplessness and hopelessness as well. Spending safe time outdoors can provide an effective antidote for these feelings. Getting outside in some capacity helps connect us to the natural world as well as to others. A smile, a wave from a passerby can provide a surprisingly effective mood lift. Outdoor time offers us some normalcy in these crazy times and can open our perspective in a healthy way.