Once again, research affirms what we know about the benefits of spending time in natural settings. Exposure to green trees, grass, bushes, and flowers, as well as blue spaces – those with still or running water –renews and refreshes us, helps us feel more connected to life.
To add nature’s beneficial greens and blues to your life:
- Sit under a tree, or on the grass; appreciate nature’s beauty.
- Stand by a fountain or the water’s edge. Enjoy the sound and sight.
- Place a vase of fresh flowers on your desk, or add a green plant that you tend and nurture.
- Introduce nature’s sounds as your background noise – running water, chirping birds, wind and surf.
If you’re sitting at your desk, in need of stimulation, try a dose of green or blue. An experience of nature may be just what you need to clear your mind, and feel more energized, centered and grounded.