Reconnect with Nature: 4 Easy Ways
Reconnect with nature today to boost your mood and overall health. Connecting with nature feels magnificent.
and allows you to step outside your busy life for a while and breathe. There are already so many demands to juggle, work, study, family, that getting
some nature time often falls off the to-do list. The good news is that you
don’t need to commit to a weekend hike in the mountains to reconnect with
nature. It can be a quick, restorative check-in that’s easy to integrate into
Try one of these suggestions right now to get a quick nature buzz.
Reconnect with nature:
1. Touch Nature
The easiest way to reconnect with Mother Nature is to take
off your shoes and wiggle your toes in the grass. Any grass will do, whether
it’s your back yard or a nearby park.
Choose to spend your lunch break in the park, resting your
eyes on the soft greens and feeling the textures of grass, tree trunks, and
reconnect with nature:
2. Try Some Gardening
Nothing connects you faster to the rhythms and energy of the
natural world than tending a garden. It doesn’t matter if your garden is a
traditional lawn and garden plot, a communal vegetable garden, or your favorite
herbs in pots on the windowsill. Even a pot plant or flowers on your desk will
change the energy levels and make you feel good.
Reconnect with Nature:
3. Look up!
Make it a daily practice to notice what’s happening in the
sky. Instead of checking the weather app on your phone, take a look out of the
window, see what sort of clouds there are, the position of the sun.
your senses to be aware of what’s happening in nature right now.
- Are there birds singing? Are they making nests?
- What color are the leaves on the trees?
- What’s flowering right now?
- How does the air feel on your skin?
You can "read" the environment through your senses – you only have to notice.
Do you walk down the street with your mind already in your
next meeting or worrying about how the last appointment went?
So many people
spend their lives in their heads, not aware of the world around them or how
they are moving through it.
The Buddhist teacher and philosopher Thich Nhat Hanh reminds
us to slow down and be fully present in the world. One of his best-loved sayings
bids you to “Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.”
All it takes is a small but significant mental gear shift to stay connected to the earth and nature with every step.
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