When you ask around you, most people believe that the outdoors is good for them. After all, who wouldn’t switch a busy life in a gray urban area for a peaceful existence near a lake and among the flowers and butterflies? Admittedly, this might just be an impossible dream, and there may be other factors that are pushing you to escape in the middle of nature, such as a stressful job, a hard time in your personal life, or maybe the desire to avoid increasing bills and expenses in modern life. But one thing remains true: The outdoors is good for you, and this is what countless studies have set to demonstrate over the past few decades. Nature is your best friend when it comes to your body and your soul. So, sit back and consider the many benefits of natural environments, for vacation or live-in conditions.
Try The Forest Therapy Against Urban Stress
You might have heard from the Forest Therapy, which is a concept that is attributed to Yoshifumi Miyazaki, a physiological anthropologist. His theory affirms that as humans have evolved in nature, this is where their body and mind work best. As a result, he concludes that the preservation of natural environments is not only beneficial for the planet, but it is also closely linked to the happiness and health of people. Of course, the theory goes further than looking at forests only; this is about the whole of nature. You will have noticed that urban parks, such as Central Park In New York, attract millions of visitors looking to recharge their batteries. Additionally, the modern lifestyle being highly stressful; for example, stress is omnipresent in the life of New Yorkers, one of the most stressful cities on the planet. Miyazaki recommends vacations in natural areas that are on the outskirts of large urban centers, such as in this case windham rentals which are only a couple of hours from New York, to refresh your soul from time to time.
Embrace Your Creativity In Nature
According to David Strayer, Professor of cognition and neural science at the University of Utah, modern multitasking, which is a heavy part of the urban lifestyle, is gradually focusing on specific areas of the brain. As a result, this suppresses distractions, which might be positive at work, but which has a negative impact on your creative thinking and your sense of identity. Strayer believes that spending a few days in a natural environment with no distraction from the modern world can improve your creativity by up to 50 percent. Additionally, the sounds and smells around you will activate parts of your brain that you rarely use.
Nature Is Good For Your Soul
The negative ions present in areas with water have a natural anti-depressive effect on your mood. Indeed, science has proven that walking on trails along lakes and river banks had positive emotional benefits and could make you feel better about yourself. But this is not all: As you go back to your natural roots and spend more time immersed within the nature, such as on a wild camping vacation, you will gradually develop new survival skills—which might just be focused on cooking your food over a natural fire—and deeper bonds with those around you, making you a more confident and self-assured person. So how about a nice BBQ fire party around your chalet on the Windham mountain to learn to love yourself again?
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