Mental Health and Nature

Being in nature can evoke feelings of peace, relaxation, and renewed energy. Is it any wonder most people seek out vacations filled with nature’s beautiful backdrops? Unfortunately, life is not always a vacation. That’s why it is important to carve out some time for a weekly dose of greenery. Studies have shown spending only a few hours in nature per week can have positive impacts on mental health.

Time spent in nature is known to lower stress, regulate sleep, and help focus. It has also been found to help increase motivation for exercise and provide significant mood boosts for those suffering from depression.

Here are some simple ways you can incorporate more nature in your life.

  • Walk the neighborhood 
  • Tend to your garden
  • Read a book under a tree
  • Lounge in a hammock
  • Picnic at the park
  • Walk the beach
  • Hike a new trail
  • Go for a bike ride
  • Enjoy a meal on the patio
  • Play outdoor games with your kids

Whether it’s going to the park, taking a hike, or hanging out in your own backyard, be sure to experience all that nature has to offer. 

For those who are in need of extra help when it comes to their mental wellness, we are here for you at Embracing Life Wellness Center. Please reach out to us today for a consultation.