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Here's Why Spending Time In Nature Is So Magical

by Edison Ade 9 months ago in Climate / Nature / Humanity
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In a world that seems increasingly chaotic, we are all striving for a moment of peace. But did you know that nature can help you find that?

Here's Why Spending Time In Nature Is So Magical
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A flight of ducks gliding across the sky. A herd of deer galloping through a prairie. A pack of wolves leaping across a mountain. From ancient times, observing nature has been a way to understand life.

Have you ever tried to stop and look at the great outdoors?

I mean, really look.

It's pretty amazing, isn't it? A huge part of human existence is spent avoiding nature. We try to isolate ourselves from the elements, from predators and from other humans, we try to turn nature into something we can control. And yet it's still all around us, we just don't notice it

Nature is a beautiful thing. It's all around us we just don't notice it, because our minds are so busy. If everybody in the world realized how nature can affect our lives, even more, we would stop and realize how powerful of a force it is, and how it can be used to improve all of mankind. We can grow in a healthy state, and become happier with Mother Nature as a friend.

A lot of us will agree that we are living in a hectic world these days. All this stress and pressure, with deadlines to meet, business and life decisions to be made. But you can suspend all of that for a moment when you spend time with nature. Find a park, a garden, or just outside your home or office. Reach to the sky, smell the aroma around you, be aware of the birds, butterflies, the green grass, the dancing trees.

There is a reason why so many people feel inspired and re-energized when they go out into nature. Whether it's the beach, a hike, or doing yoga outside, there is something in the air that really allows you to step back from the world and see it anew.

Living near green spaces has been proven to help reduce stress and anxiety levels in people, which can also lead to stronger immune systems, better cardiovascular health and even lower blood pressure.

We should all take the time to stop and smell the flowers. Life is too short not to enjoy nature's beauty. You might even find yourself feeling more relaxed when surrounded by greenery or enjoying some fresh air outside! Nature has many benefits for mental health as well as physical health including being exposed to sunlight which helps produce vitamin D which helps keep bones strong; spending time outside allows our bodies to release endorphins into their bloodstreams-these are mood-boosting hormones that give us feelings of happiness!

Today, we have cell phones, Netflix and the Internet right at our fingertips. However, there is something missing. We crave the outside world. We crave trees, oceans and buildings. Trees are a completely natural phenomenon that helps us breathe better air and absorb vitamin D. A calm summer day is full of birds singing in trees, which gives us a feeling of peace.

It is a paradox that we all say we want to get away from the stress of everyday life, but how many of us actually do so?

Researchers have found that the health benefits of being outside in the great outdoors vastly outweigh any health benefits that you might get from a gym membership. It was shown that after spending time in nature, people's attention span increased, their creative skills improved and their performance in memory tests got better.

A stroll in the woods or by the lakeside, even if it's just for 20 minutes, makes people feel more creative and peaceful. The glow of that experience follows them around, making them more helpful, less stressed and generally nicer to people they care about.

Natural landscapes are not just beautiful, but also therapeutic. Unchanging in time and indifferent to the woes of mankind, our natural world is a sanctuary from the human world that we are so intimately connected with.

If we just tried to imagine a place where there was no city lights, no computers, no TVs, and no people talking. This would be a place where everything is natural. The grasses sway in the wind and the trees are standing tall. We can hear the birds singing and some insects chirping. It is at this place we would feel relaxed and glad to be alive.

I know you are busy but you have to find time to be in nature, to breathe, to feel, to connect with the world around us and celebrate the beauty of life. And when you are out there, no matter where you are in the world, take just a moment to look up and absorb the sun. You'll know that everything is going to be ok.

There is no set way to do it. Maybe you want to lie down in the grass and listen to birds chirping or smell the flowers in bloom or feel the wind on your face. Or maybe you want to sit on a bench in silence with your eyes closed and tune into your senses as you breathe deeply and slowly. Or perhaps simply watch people going by and admire how they interact with their surroundings as they stroll by. Whatever you chose to do is fine as long as it makes you feel calm and relaxed.

The benefits of nature therapy are well known by those who practice it regularly; it rejuvenates your body and mind from all that daily stress that drains us of our energy reserves

At the very least, what if we could just sit quietly and be aware of our breathing, what our body feels like, the beautiful vision or sound of a waterfall?

Nature is a stress buster. It is believed that the presence of plants alone can give you a sense of happiness. It helps you in various ways like reducing depression, alleviating headaches, and improving your memory.

Probably due to evolutionary reasons, we feel "connected" and fulfilled when we immerse in abundant greenery as this is our original cradle and home

From ancient times, observing nature has been a way to understand life. It teaches us about everything from survival to growth to death. And, maybe most importantly, it teaches us that we are part of something much bigger than ourselves and that we must act with care and respect for our environment - not only our own but the environment of the entire planet.

We know that when we stop and take a moment to look at the trees and flowers and the clouds in the sky, it makes us feel better. But why? Because our minds are so busy that most of us don't even realize how much natural beauty is right in front of our faces every single day.

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