4 Ways to Reconnect With Nature and Reenergize Your Body, Mind, and Spirit

 

Its no secret that nature is good for your mental health. It makes you feel good and energized. It can help you find a sense of peace and calm when no one else can. Nature helps with all sorts of mental health issues like depression, anxiety, and PTSD.

 

#1. Going Trail Running or Walking in Nature

If you are feeling anxious or stressed out then the best thing to do is to take a walk in the park or go on a jog in the forest around your home. You will be surprised how much better you will feel after just 20 minutes outside in nature.

 

#2. Meditating or Relaxing in a beautiful Natural Location

Research shows that meditating or relaxing in a natural setting can be significantly more beneficial than meditating or relaxing in a place where there are distractions. While we might think that there is less to distract us in our homes, it's possible that the presence of people or technology in our homes might actually prove more distracting than the distractions we may find in nature.

 

#3. Hiking or camping in a Local National Park

Hiking or camping in a Local National Park would be an excellent way to spend a weekend. It is great for exercising and meeting new people.Hiking and camping can be a great way to find solitude and relaxation and escape from the pressures of modern life. It also can provide people with a chance to see wildlife indigenous to the national park as well as places of natural beauty that are largely untouched by modern civiliation.

 

#4. Swimming in the Ocean or Surfing

Surfing can be quite difficult, so if your not up for the challenge a swim in the ocean can reap the same benefits as surfing, with less training needed. Surfing is an excellent way to exercise, improve mental health and relax. It's a great workout because it requires you to use your core, chest, back and arms all at the same time. You not only burn calories while surfing but also build muscle in those areas too. Stress that may have been built up in your body from work or other life stresses can be released through surfing by getting out into the waves. This can be a great way to forget about your stresses as surfing forces you to be present and will help you find focus and clarity.

 

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