Let’s face it, life is so much more stressful than we need it to be.
As much as you might like to think of yourself as a wellness warrior, worries can still get in the way.
Realities aside, it’s always important to prioritize your wellbeing. Working on your mental health and calming your body is essential to your happiness. And so is a good self-care routine.
But what does the best version of that look like? Do you tend to stick to your tried and tested ways or are you open to welcoming new ideas into the mix? Because adding in an element of nature could be it takes for you to feel more centered.
Reconnecting with nature and making it an integral part of your life can drastically boost your wellbeing.
Intrigued? Here’s how to do it.
Being in nature can work wonders for your wellness. But what is it about all things green that just feel so good?
Well, it seems that nature, or even nature-based scenes, reduces stress, anger, fear, and anxiety. Being exposed to nature in some way can be incredibly calming and beneficial to your emotional and mental wellbeing.
It can also impact your physical health too and your blood pressure and heart rate in particular.
So, let’s take a look at how you can welcome more nature-lead wellness efforts into your life.
The quickest way to surround yourself with nature is to get outside. By spending as much time in greenery as you can, you’ll reap the benefits.
Having a personal connection to a space can quickly make it a little haven for you to escape to. So don’t worry if you don’t have a garden!
Buying a small plot of land in a nature reserve is a simple way to have your own green space and preserve natural landscapes. Discover how to do this here and start enjoying more time in your own sanctuary.
And, the further you can get from the hustle and bustle of city life, the better you will feel. So, don’t be afraid to venture off the beaten track.
If you want to really soak up the glorious effects of being in nature, you have to be present.
Looking to be more mindful and practice bringing yourself back into the present moment is so important. You’ll be able to take in all of the sounds around you, the stunning sights, and absorb the calming effect of nature.
And the best bit? When you’re present, your mind won’t automatically wonder onto the worries of work or stresses of everyday life.
Sure, your responsibilities will still stand. But having the ability to be present in nature will help you to be more mindful in your everyday life too.
Animals are so humbling. Not only are they the cutest, but they’re so joyous to be around.
Of course, this applies to the wildlife you’ll observe as you’re out in nature too. Interacting with wildlife can be so calming.
But this doesn’t always mean that you have to head out on a hike or into the forest to find wild animals. You can easily encourage more wildlife into your garden at home.
That way, just enjoying your morning coffee outside or spending your lunchbreak in the garden can help your health.
After all, is there anything more beautiful than birdsong?
And then there’s the idea of bringing more nature into your home too.
Even if you can’t quite make it outside every single day, you can benefit from the effects of nature in self-care by bringing it indoors.
Invest in a few house plants that look pretty and complement your décor. Not only will they brighten up the space, but they’re fantastic for your health too.
As you start to dress your home with nature in mind, you’ll find that you feel so much more at ease.
Do you incorporate nature into your self-care routine? How do you do it? Share your tips and ideas with the SOCIÉTÉ community in the comments below.