Do you know the feeling? You’ve had a hard day at work, or a hard day at home with the kids, or just felt out of sorts, then you take a walk outside or a bike ride or run and find that things are not that bad after-all?
Being outside and in ‘nature’ can help to get things back into perspective.
Now, living in a world of so much research, the scientists have proven it!
“According to environmental psychologists, exposure to nature offers a number of benefits:
- Better health
- Reduced stress
- Faster recovery from illness and injury
- Less aggression and violence
- Improved memory and attention span
- Higher test scores and graduation rates
- More creativity
Richard Louv even coined the term Vitamin N to describe how the mind/body/nature connection can enhance physical and mental health.”
If you are interested to read more, here is the link from Positive Psychology News Daily
So, next time you feel overwhelmed or you notice that your kids or class need some ‘fresh air’, take the opportunity to get out and enjoy the sun on your face, the wind in your hair and take some deep breaths to help your general well-being.