Staying Close to Nature

In the busy world we’re living in, we work hard every single day but it’s just the time for it goes on. Somedays we are totally done with the same life, we just feel like leaving the hustle and bustle of city and settle somewhere far away from the rat race of urbanization, living away from everything, in the silence amidst the standing sturdy mountains, hills and lakes surrounded by the beauty of the underlying nature.

Just wonder once in your deep process of imagination that what would your life look like living in the essence of nature, sanity and solace. Living close to nature has its own full rounds of advantages, it will not only keep you healthy and happy but it will even give you a wholesome experience.

Our affinity towards nature is genetic and deep-rooted in evolution.

The positive effects of connecting to the nature:

  1. Magical effect of nature on health

This is the most important aspect of natures divine healing energy having the most positive and effective impact on health. Nature’s healing power is something everyone is aware of. 

  • Ancient practices in the natures from around the world have been going on till date, like shinrin yoku, practiced in Japan, is a famous way of spending time in nature. Research has shown that people who practice forest bathing have optimum nervous system functions and well-balanced heart conditions.

  • Studies have related nature connections to lower BMI. People who exercise outdoors are less fatigued and have fewer chances of suffering from obesity and related conditions.

  • By stimulating the production of anti-cancer proteins, frequent walks or trips into the wilderness help patients in fighting terminal diseases. 

  1. Natures impact on improvement of psychological well-being of an individual

  • Living in the nature offers you the solace you can’t think of, it gives you the silent treatment of your inner self. It puts your mind into a place of peace which helps your abilities to improve, both mentally and physically.

  • Nature helps in emotional regulation and improves memory functions.

  • The stress, the workload and a lot many factors have incited depression and hypertension in the youth to all time high, it has not only affected their abilities but has proven to be draining them of positive energy, impact and psychological capabilities. People suffering from depression, hypertension, stress should try experimenting spending their time in the nature, it is going to be effective for their own self as it will give them the peace they look for and the positive energy will always keep them optimistic and will ensure to keep their mood uplifted.

  • Recent studies revealed that being outdoor reduces stress by lowering the stress hormone cortisol.

  • Spending more time outdoors and less time with our electronic devices can increase our problem-solving skills and improve creative abilities. We end up spending so much time on electronic devices draining our energy and mental health. Rather than using your phone, one should just take a walk through the nature, it gives calmness to the mind.

  1. Ultimate spiritual enhancement

  • Environmental psychologists have argued that there is a value component added to the human-nature relationship. By staying close to nature, we feel more grateful and appreciative of what it has to offer to us. Seeing the wonders of the world outside automatically fosters within us the urge to protect it.

  • Breathing in nature gives us wholesome sensory awareness. When we spend time outdoors, we are more mindful of what we see, what we hear, what we smell, and what we feel.

  • Practice of yoga and meditation in the nature gives you the ultimate spiritual satisfaction and mental peace which is extremely effective in one’s health.

  • Contact with natural light is therapeutic and has immediate positive effects on stress, blood pressure, and immune system

The psychology behind natures healing effect 

The evolution of nature and humans is interlinked thoroughly. human wellbeing is related to the environment he lives in, humankind has evolved through a lot of adaptability since its existence.

The psychological well-being of a human is connected to nature with respect to many factors like stress, improved health, concentration etc. amidst the chaos of nature, sometimes all we need for our mental improvement is a break away from the busy life and a settlement in the nature for quite a period of time in order to ensure pink health with an optimistic approach towards life.

The reason of increasing cases of depression, hypertension, stress, fatigue is that we consider our bodies to be machines and we make them overwork without even thinking about the time it shall get worn out.

The capacity of each individual is limiting and we need to ensure good amount of time to make ourselves productively healthy. 

So, this vacation, do you plan taking a break to a cool snowy hill station or to the woods with the scenic beauty of mountains in the backdrop?

 Arham Shah


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