Most of us today live in cities and spend far less time outside in green, natural spaces than people did several generations ago. We also spend too much time attached to our computers, phones and TVs which has a detrimental impact on our minds meanwhile, green space has such a positive impact on mind and well-being.
“I go to nature to be soothed, healed and have my senses put in order” – John Burroughs
We would all love to be in the sunshine with sandy toes and salty beach hair, but the reality is we will not be going anywhere for a while. Learning to accept these situations is difficult, but once you “learn to love the rain”, you will notice a difference in your attitude towards daily life.
We have researched what will happen if you make time for being outside with nature (whether you live in the city or not):
Our bodies release less cortisol and more natural endorphins, which promote happy thoughts and good feelings.
Less stress and anxiousness make our minds clearer and more open to creativity.
Change of mood:
Being with nature makes us calmer and more balanced. There are less mood change triggers.
Allowing to disconnect:
Distractions are reduced by forcing us to put down the phones and computers, and to slow down.
“Nature mends broken hearts, cluttered minds and troubled souls”
We would love to hear your experiences. Let us know how nature has an impact on your mental health and how you incorporate it into your daily routine.
Thank you so much for this article, every little thing we do to let people know that mental wellness is as important as their physical health helps make the world a better place.
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