Exposure to Nature Increases Feel-Good Emotions
Being in nature reduces anger, fear, and stress and increases feel-good emotions. Exposure to nature not only makes you feel better on a mental/emotional level, it contributes to your physical wellbeing as well by reducing blood pressure, heart rate, muscle tension, and even the production of stress hormones.
Research done in hospitals, offices, and schools has found that even a simple plant in a room can have a significant impact on stress and anxiety. Imagine what surrounding yourself with nature can do!
Nature is incredibly healing. Here’s to hoping you can get outside, even for a short time each and every day. Take a walk by the beach or through a forest…the connection to the earth is incredibly therapeutic.