GET OUT IN GREEN SPACES TO CONNECT WITH NATURE
No matter what kind of green space it is, a courtyard outside an apartment complex, your local park or gardens, even an office atrium filled with greenery and sunlight will help you get your daily fix. Experts recommend thinking of these daily doses in a medicinal way; just like taking your vitamins, it’s equally as important to find a few moments to pause and surround yourself with greenery or other natural scenery to restore your nervous system.
While small and frequent doses are a wonderful way to weave nature into your daily life, remember, the bigger the better. It’s simply not enough to just look at potted plants and backyard gardens for a few minutes each day, our chemistry is changed for the better in wilder places. So make it a point to get some exercise outdoors each day. Go for an hour-long walk on a local trail, have a picnic, or commit to watching the sunset once or twice a week. Do a search and figure out what nature reserves or other types of public lands are located near your house, and spend a few hours walking winding trails, exploring the ecosystem, and soaking it all up.