There is much to say about making a move to the country. City life suits many people, but those with young children often dream about moving to a place of peace and relative safety. It isn’t only the children that will benefit from a better quality of life; adults who suffer from stress and anxiety could find peace in their new haven. One of the main treatments for anxiety-based mental health problems is relaxation. How can you fail to relax in the beautiful British countryside?
If you are still in any doubt, read on. Here are just some of the benefits of country life for your family.
People who suffer from asthma and other conditions that are affected by pollution will benefit immediately from the fresh air away from the cities. The concentration of vehicles in densely populated areas is a significant problem because of the emissions from the engines. I don’t need to argue this point too much because it is obvious; fresh air is better for you than engine fumes. If the estate agents in Ripon in North Yorkshire have some country homes on their books, relief could be within your grasp.
You may feel inclined to afford the children more freedom than you would if you were surrounded by busy roads. If you are lucky enough to have fields at the bottom of your garden, they will enjoy exploring them without the risk of getting hit by a car.
You are more likely to go for a walk in a beautiful setting than you would in a crowded town. There is much to see and do in the countryside. Perhaps you will find a local stream to dip your toes in, or a woodland where the children can build a den.
If you love dogs, you can have as many as you want when you have thousands of acres on which to walk them. The noise, pollution, and crowded towns sometimes make it difficult to own a dog. An animal in the countryside is usually much happier than one in a centre of the population.
Your kids can learn all about the flora and fauna in our fair isle. There are hundreds of little creatures for them to track down, so they are never at a loss for something to do. Maybe you could turn it into a family activity and build a hide to sit and watch the animals as they move about. You will see foxes and squirrels, but if you are lucky, you may see some badgers.
If you are away from light pollution, you will see more stars in the sky than your ever have before. If you are lucky in a town, you will make out about fifty stars at night, but in the country, you will see more than you could count in your lifetime. Buy some binoculars or a telescope to see the universe at its best. It could be the start of a lifelong passion.
I think a survey would show that given the choice, many people would move to the country. It is good for the mind and body. I hope you make it there one day; we all deserve some peace and quiet.