Nature

We can’t escape nature, no matter how hard we try.

It’s all around us. The clouds. The trees. The birds.

And then, there’s more.

There are mountains, rivers, creeks, the woods, and even the desert.

Take It From NatGeo

Make sure to click and read this NationalGeographic.com article about how some contact with nature changes our perspective, calms our mind, and renews our spirit. Make sure to see the video that comes along with the post.

The article notes that “our brains…[are] easily fatigued. When we slow down, stop the busywork, and take in beautiful natural surroundings, not only do we feel restored, but our mental performance improves too.” It’s almost as if conscious contact with nature is our California cleanse, with even our senses “recalibrating.”

Remember Olmsted, who designed Central Park in NYC? Well, he was “convinced that beautiful green spaces should exist for all people to enjoy.”

Easy Ways To Connect To Nature

If you live in a rural area, then you get it. You are surrounded by so much nature, manifesting itself in so many wondrous ways to you. It’s so good, you literally discover new things about your natural environment on the regular.

If you live in the city, you need to look up more and sideways, too (you’ll find the trees there). You can find simple, easy ways to make contact with nature, even in the Big City. Find a park. No excuses here! If you’re waiting for the bus, just gaze up into the sky and marvel at its vastness. If you’re walking, side glance at the tree trunks and their roots. Just watch out for those squirrely squirrels and those chippy chipmunks.

And if your commute allows you to be on ground-level, then try focusing more on the nature around.

It’s everywhere.