Get ready to be transported into the simplicity of nature and discover how good it is for your self-care.
The lack of nature in our lives negatively impacts our health and happiness, and reconnecting with nature is more crucial now than ever.
As an expert in holistic well-being with years of experience, I have delved deep into the healing powers of nature.
You are likely seeking ways to improve your well-being and find balance in a hectic world.
By the end of this article, you will not only understand the advantages of nature but also how to soothe the soul when you need to.
1. Mental health benefits of nature
Mind.org.uk states, “Spending time in nature has been found to help with mental health problems such as anxiety and depression.”
“For example, research into ecotherapy (a type of formal treatment which involves doing activities outside in nature) has shown it can help with mild to moderate depression.”
But, you kind of know that intuitively, right?
Don’t you feel calmer when you step into nature, away from stress and anxiety, and plug into the natural world?
A major reason to be in natural landscapes is because it improves well being.
Journal in nature
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One of the great advantages of nature is being able to be still with your thoughts, so bring a journal with you!
2. Connection with the outdoors
Spending time outdoors makes you feel good. You’re able to see the sky, the buildings, the trees, it’s good for you to take it all in.
You can connect with the outdoors in many ways. You can go hiking, camping, and fishing. You can enjoy walks in the park or just sit outside and enjoy the fresh air.
Being in nature helps people relax and lower their stress. It also offers peace of mind and tranquility.
I’ve found that the unique soul is more easily expressed when there’s less pressure and your mind is quiet… as in nature.
Here are some other ways to connect with the outdoors: Go for a walk or hike in a natural area, visit a park or botanical garden, go camping or fishing, take a nature photography class, volunteer for an environmental organization, learn about the plants and animals in your area, spend time in your backyard or local park, or just sit and enjoy the fresh air and sunshine.
3. Green spaces are good for your health
Spending time outdoors is appealing to many of us, especially where it’s green and lush.
Nature benefits us not only spiritually, but do you realize that being in nature actually improves mental health?
The National Library of Medicine states, “Nature connectedness was also positively associated with positive well-being and negatively associated with mental distress and was, along with green space visits, associated with a lower likelihood of using medication for depression.”
While they overuse the word, positively, they clearly state that being in green spaces reduced stress levels.
4. A natural environment
A natural environment is one that is not man-made.
It can be a forest, a desert, a mountain, or any other place that is not developed by humans. Natural environments are important because they provide us with clean air, water, and food. They also help to regulate the climate and provide us with places to relax and enjoy nature.
Here is a typical description of a natural environment:
The sun was shining brightly as I walked through the forest. The trees were tall and green, and the leaves rustled in the wind. The air was fresh and clean, and I could hear the sound of birds singing in the distance. I felt relaxed and at peace as I walked through the forest. I took a deep breath of the fresh air and smiled.
Grounding yourself spiritually is easier out in nature because you feel closer to the earth, the sky, and something bigger.
5. The natural world
Your sense of spirit can soar in the natural world and natural spaces.
There are lots of positive vibes in nature.
When you are spending time in nature, you experience well-being because you’re seeing something so beautiful that it takes your mind off of stress in your life.
Actually, you’re kind of surprised and jolted into the moment when you see something beautiful. This is your sense of spirit coming alive.
You’re seeing something different, close or far, and it resonates with you on a personal and spiritual level.
Being in nature, in natural light, is physically healthy… and spiritually uplifting.
Plus, hopefully you’re in the present moment, where your five senses come alive.
While there are clearly many health benefits of being in nature, like lowering blood pressure, improving well being, and other health outcomes, there are also spiritual reasons for spending time in the great outdoors.