How often do you go outside to actually experience nature? Do you think that you have a positive connection with your environment? Do you think it’s important to have a connection to the natural world around us? These are all questions you should be asking yourself, especially if you have been feeling anxious or depressed, because you may find that building a connection with nature could lead to improved mental and physical health and wellness. Here are a few ways that you can easily build a positive connection to the environment around you!
Go For A Nature Walk
One of the simplest and easiest ways you could connect with your environment is to just take a walk outside. Try to find a walking path outdoors in nature, or in your local park, and walk around to experience nature. Take in the foliage around you, the ground beneath your feet, and the air that you’re breathing. Use this time to detach from your daily life, and to meditate and focus on some things that have been on your mind.
Go To The Water
Nature has a way of turning life’s simplest element into a useful tool and a beautiful sight. Lakes, oceans, ponds, or waterfalls, are all beautiful and refreshing objects of nature. Not only is swimming one of the most healthy and efficient exercises you can do, moving water is actually a beacon for better health in itself. Moving water produces negative ions, which have been proven to have a direct impact on our mood and well-being. In other words, moving water = happier and healthier!
Find Nature In Other Places
The nature in the world is extremely plentiful and the variety of environments that Earth has to offer is vast. If you live in or near the forest, go on a drive to a mountain near you or the ocean. If you live near the ocean, find a wilderness trail near you or camp out at a campground. Do whatever you can to diversify your experience with nature and take in all that this planet has to offer, and build up your relationship and connection with this planet.
As you build your connection with the environment, you’ll see that the world has plenty of happiness and positivity that lives in nature, and all it takes is for you to seek it out.