Nature Enthusiast? That’s Good for your Mental Health

When you look at the trees, sky and mountains, I’m sure you’ll have this feeling of peace, calm and freshness.

Nature has long been known to have positive impact on our well-being. Whether it’s getting outside for a walk or run, gardening and growing fruit and veg, or spending time with animals, it’s proven to alleviate many issues, including stress, anxiety, anger, as well as boosting self-esteem.

With this, we would like to share ways you can support your well-being by embracing nature:

Be in nature

Try going for a walk and leaving your phone at home. Focus on being in the moment and noticing what’s around you; the sights, sounds and smells.

Bond with your pet

From fish to cats or dogs to birds, our pets can have a profound effect on our mental health. If you’ve got a pet, be sure to make time for play or to spend time in their company. Not only will it benefit you, but it’s also great for their sense of wellbeing, too.

Be outside (safely) and stretch!

Instead of using that time for an extra-long snooze or to do unpaid overtime, try to use it to get outside and get active instead.

Take care of plants

The act of caring for plants is, in itself, a supportive, mindful experience – research has shown that repetitive chores such as weeding and watering can induce a meditative-like state.

Try to work or talk to someone outside

Outside, the silences are often accompanied by muted sounds, birdsong, wind in the trees, raindrops. And this can often help to ease the pain and anguish that can be difficult to manage indoors.

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Reference:

6 natural ways to boost your mental health. (2021, May 17). Happiful Magazine. https://happiful.com/natural-ways-to-boost-your-mental-health/

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