It's just a simple scavenger hunt right?....Wrong!
Did you know that your brain is amazing?
Your brain is awash with chemical reactions which can cause involuntary actions linked to our primitive survival as human beings. One chemical that is present in the brain is dopamine. Dopamine is often described as the 'feel good' chemical, when released into the brain it has a pleasing effect, a calming nature and it allows for social and emotional development!
And this is the really cool part: there is a way to increase dopamine in your brain and it's really easy and fun!!!
Seeking behaviour; the desire to want, search and explore, all encourage the release of dopamine in the brain. By engaging in seeking behaviour the brain involuntarily becomes flooded with dopamine, this can cause levels of arousal, make us feel motivated and goal driven, it also raise our confidence to deal with challenges and overcome difficult tasks, knowing that if we pursue our goals and interests we will eventually 'find' the solution.
Studies suggest that our environment is essential to the release of dopamine in the brain and surprise surprise spending scheduled and quality time outside in a natural place could possibly be the best place for a dopamine induced 'brain hit'.
Lets go for a Great Outdoor Scavenger Hunt!!!!
We'd love to see some images of the things you find, post them in the comments below!