Getting a Dose of Nature


Getting in touch can have a lot of good benefits. And yet, not many people get to enjoy it for varied reasons. Thankfully, it is never too late to get into the habit of connecting with nature as often as you can. Here are some of the many ways you can enjoy the instant as well as the potential long term benefits that can improve your wellbeing.

Enjoy the soothing sounds. The natural sounds you hear can soothe and help calm your mind. Find a quiet spot in a park or garden to simply tune in to the things you hear around you. From the rustling of the leaves to the chirping of birds and all the possible things you can hear, listening to nature’s music can melt the stress away.

Spend break times outside. Why not use the 10 to 15 minute breaks you have at work to go for a short walk? If time does not permit it, you can just step out, breathe, and enjoy the view outside even for a while. Alternatively, you can bring your lunch to a nearby park for a change of scenery as you leisurely savor your meal. The time you spend outside can help clear your mind and spark your creativity.

Take a stroll. Does lethargy or lack of energy slowing you down at work or at home? Why not opt for natural ways to boost your mood instead of drinking your nth cup of coffee for the day? Caffeine may be an instant energy booster, but you will be back to your previous state once the effects wear off. Going for a walk can recharge your mind and body in a natural and healthier way.

Do your work outside. You do not have to do something drastic as leaving your job to find work that allows you to spend time outside. Sometimes all you have to do is to bring your laptop outside once in a while, especially when you start feeling overwhelmed by the pressures at work. Find a cozy spot outdoors where you can do your work while enjoying a breath of fresh air and the calming scenes that nature rarely seem to be in short supply of.