Do you ever find yourself feeling calmer, more relaxed, or more focused after spending time in nature? That’s because time outside has studied and proven benefits for your mental health.
There is a strong connection between time spent in nature and reduced negative emotions. This includes symptoms of anxiety, depression, and psychosomatic illnesses like irritability, insomnia, tension headaches, and indigestion.
What you see, hear, and experience in nature can improve your mood in a moment.
Feeling stressed? Research shows a link between exposure to nature and stress reduction. Stress is relieved within minutes of exposure to nature as measured by muscle tension, blood pressure, and brain activity. Time in green spaces significantly reduces your cortisol, which is a stress hormone. Nature also boosts endorphin levels and dopamine production, which promotes happiness.
How does time spent in nature help us here at Love Homes?… Well…Being outside also improves creative thinking. Taking regular breaks in nature helps boost concentration and improves productivity.
We are very lucky to live in a beautiful part of the country. We have everything from sea and sand on the Fylde Coast to Williamson Park in Lancaster to Brockholes in Preston and over to Rossendale Fells and the rest of the West Pennine Moors.
In honour of Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 we have shared snippets into our time in nature.
If you could benefit from some time out in nature and are looking to get outdoors make sure you visit https://www.lancswt.org.uk/