Are you constantly anxious, angry or depressed? There is no one in todayÔÇÖs hectic concrete jungle who can escape these detrimental emotions. However thereÔÇÖs one way you can improve your psychological wellbeing and be more productive in your personal and professional life.
You must reconnect with nature! ThatÔÇÖs the only way.
Wondering how? LetÔÇÖs make this easier for you. Reconnecting with nature doesnÔÇÖt mean you return to the Stone Age. ItÔÇÖs about you using nature to heal, strengthen and rejuvenate your body, mind and soul.
Here are simple ways to achieve the same.
DonÔÇÖt stay glued onto your couch/ chair in front of your computer or TV all the time. Get up and go outdoors. Find time either in the serene morning or during lunch breaks or anytime thatÔÇÖs comfortable for you. Make sure you have some private time with nature. Use this time to reconsider perspectives, calm your emotions and reflect on personal choices and situation. Just be still and enjoy your outdoor time.
Walk bare foot
If you are walking along the beach sand or on fresh grass, remember to take off your shoes.
This process called earthing helps increase antioxidant secretion in the body, reduces inflammation, and improves sleep. Walking also reduces cancer risk, improves cardiovascular health, helps maintain healthy weight and prevents diabetes. Instead on running on a treadmill while monotonously watching television, itÔÇÖs much better to head outdoors and walk bare foot breathing in fresh air on lush green grass to receive the benefits mentioned above.
Are you a person who always hangs out at malls? Then itÔÇÖs high time you give it up. Spending time in closed air conditioned malls, makes you more prone to respiratory allergies and asthma. Whereas the open air circulation at parks helps build your immunity. So meet up and have a whale of a time with friends and family at parks nearby. The splendid view of lush greenery, children playing and freedom from artificial cooling and light systems helps bring down your stress levels.
Add greenery to home/work area
Start a garden patch and grow your own organic veggies, herbs and fruits at home. Plants can also be grown indoors to have a healthy clean environment inside your living space. To reap more benefits, you can add some greenery to your work area by decking up your workstation with plants. Research proves that workspaces filled with plants, can increase creativity by 45%, boost productivity by 38% and even reduce your sick days. Plants such as aloe vera, lucky bamboo, english ivy and boston fern, make great indoor plants.
This is a great way to reconnect with nature especially when you are on a vacation or a weekend escapade. Camping helps you to appreciate natureÔÇÖs bounty, and develop a lifelong interest in caring and preserving nature.
Mentioned above are few ways, you can connect with nature. This world environment day 2017, letÔÇÖs vow to revisit and reconnect with our roots. All for a greater good!