It’s a proven fact that taking time in nature, or surrounding yourself with flowers and plants — at home or in your office — is known to boost one’s mood. There’s also a link between exposure to nature and positive mental health and an overall feeling of well-being.
Here are a few reasons to nurture yourself in the great outdoors:
Take a stroll by the beach or in a garden. Nature walks have been proven to help people suffering from depression. A pleasant walk can also make you feel more energetic and motivated.
Being outdoors in the fresh air and sun also reduces the stress hormone cortisol.
Outdoor sports and walks help build focus and can help improve creativity.
When we appreciate the beauty of the outdoors, we allow ourselves to feel gratitude, which fosters a greater feeling of happiness and joy and thwarts negative thoughts.
When the sun shines bright, Vitamin D, which helps prevent and fight disease and infection is abundant.
More outdoor activities create an overall healthier you.
The sights, sounds, smells in nature can strengthen our senses.