I’ve been seeing a lot of articles lately that talk about being out in nature and the studies and such. I just find it funny is all! I mean, really people, do we not know this yet? Is it still newsworthy? From way back in the days when tribes travelled to lands that were abundant with animals, water and trees we have been outside! Yes people! Getting outside is good for your mental health and wellness in general!
Something I’m learning a little more every day is that human beings in general are not meant to be “alone”. If you knew me, you would be shocked to hear me say that! So, first let me tell you that being alone doesn’t mean being “lonely”, but according to researchers at a San Francisco aging and memory center along with the Global Brain Health Institute, loneliness is damaging to seniors and helps drive the onset of Alzheimer’s. Okay, follow me here folks, I know this may seem random, but its not! Studies show that a small intervention can improve our mental wellness just by shifting our focus from inward to our exterior world.
So, when we get out in nature, see the beauty and feel in awe, then we shift that focus, get out of our head, out of our worries and begin to look around to our external world and that little shift is what helps decrease the anxiety, depression and according to studies with seniors, this made them happier, less anxious, and gave them greater mental wellness all around. Lately, there are many reasons that keep us in the house more and more, isolated and lonely but if that is the case if you get outside and go for walks in nature you will start to feel so much better!
Oh, a word about the human beings in general thing. I really feel like nowadays people feel more compelled to be alone. I want to say to these people, “we all need connection! That’s instinctual to us and we should start to come out of our houses and gather again outside, in nature to be able to feel interconnection, strength and that heart-centered connection is what is going to make us feel like we are a part of something bigger, more meaningful, and bring us more mental wellness which in turn will change our physical health as well!
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