Do you love being in nature? I do, at leaste if the weather is alright. There’s nothing that clears my head or invigorates me more than a hike or walk through a green place. In fact, when I don’t get enough time in nature, I tend to notice that I’m grumpy and sluggish. Does anyone else feel the same way?
Numerous psychological studies have show that being out in nature is good for us. Spending time in nature helps us let go of stress and focus. Nature makes us feel more alive, and it increases our resilience. Being near or in nature has been known to energize us as well.
The good news about spending time in nature is that you don’t have to be out in the forest or ocean to get nature’s benefits. Even being around some plants or a nice view can give us a boost. I try to remember this when I don’t have time for the full nature experience. Just hanging around in my small garden or a park is enough to make me feel renewed.
So yeah, you don’t have to be an extreme sports, off the beaten path type to get your daily nature fix. All it takes is a commitment to being outside a bit. But that can be hard to remember in our hectic lives to take time to breathe a little fresh air. That’s why I wrote my latest quiz: Do You Get Enough Nature? Hopefully it will inspire you to get outside a bit more if you’re not getting enough nature I know that writing it has inspired me.
Discussion topics (Comment below and let me know any or all of these):
- What do you get on Do You Get Enough Nature? Is it true for you?
- What’s your favorite way to spend time in nature?
- What do you get out of being in nature?