Reconnect With Nature For Natural Stress Relief

Our modern way of living fosters burnout and inhibits natural stress relief.  Why do I say that? Think about it. We sit in front of our computer monitors for hours every day.  We work from dawn to dusk, with hardly any time stop and smell the roses in between. Enjoying nature just is not high on your to-do list.  Or worse yet, it may not be on your list at all.

Enjoying Nature Is the Best Medicines For Stress

Given the choice between a drawer full of anti-acids and aspirin or a walk in the park to relieve there stress, most people may instinctively grab the anti-acids since that would appeal to the need for a  “quick fix”.   It’s a shame that most people do not realize that popping pills isn’t a fraction as good for your stress and tension as spending time outdoors.

Spend Time Outdoors For Relaxation

When was the last time you took a walk in the park, or relaxed under a tree in your backyard with a good book?  You may be amazed to know that spending time outdoors is a drug-free way to calm your nerves and send stress packing. Guaranteed!

I try to make a point to spend some time in my backyard every day.  Something as simple as backyard bird watching, or enjoying your own home grown perennial flower garden can be a tremendous source of natural stress relief.  Take a moment to enjoy the butterflies or to spend some time planting a backyard garden.  Time spent outdoors is not “wasted time”.   It’s a good investment!  You will reap the rewards in a more relaxed feeling and an improved sense of well-being.

The Best Way to Get Natural Stress Relief

Most people may not realize this, but enjoying nature is the best way to get natural stress relief.  Nature is the drug-free way to calm your nerves.   You won’t know how effective it is for you until you experience it firsthand.  Don’t just read about it, don’t just watch photos or watch nature scenes on the television.  You would be selling yourself short.  To get the full benefit of the stress-relieving effects of nature , you have got to get outdoors and enjoy it.

Don’t Have Time?  Make Time!

No one ever has enough time to do what is most important.  You simply have to make time  and set priorities. There are so many ways to weave time outdoors into your daily routine.  For instance, you could take your brown bag lunch and eat outside.  Or you could get up 15 minutes earlier and spend that time in your garden.  Or how about swapping your coffee break for a quick walk around the parking lot.  You may not realize it, but you would actually get more healthful energy from fifteen minutes outdoors than a triple shot latte.


About Darlene

Darlene is passionate and enthusiastic about helping women simplify their lives, develop stress resilience, regain balance, and find happiness, despite the personal storms life throws at them. She has published a popular series of stress management books which focus on simple, practical and healthy stress relief strategies, as well as provide FREE resources and services that help women become more stress-resilient.

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