Nature As A Resource

 

Spending time out in nature is really good for our physical and emotional health. Our surroundings have a powerful effect on our wellbeing.  We just have to recall the tension we feel in our bodies when we are driving in heavy traffic as opposed to the relaxation we feel when walking in a park, forest or by the sea.

 

The lights, sounds, and colours of the environment in which we live and work can have a profound impact on our physical and emotional health, causing stress, fatigue and low mood. To combat these effects on our nervous system, step outside and spend time in natural environments or just take a few moments to look outside into the garden.

 

Spending time in nature has been found to help with anxiety and depression. Doing things like growing food or flowers, exercising outdoors or spending time around animals can have lots of positive effects on our overall wellbeing. Spending time with nature can improve our mood, reduce feelings of stress or anger and induce feelings of relaxation, ​improve our physical health, resource us and connect us with nature/others.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ways Of Doing It Include:

 

To find out more about this, here are some additional links:

 

http://www.deeproot.com/blog/blog-entries/the-restorative-power-of-nature

 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3709294/

 

 

© 2020 by Theresa Cawley