Why Visiting Nature is So Important to Your Mental Health

Lake Fenwick

The picture above is from Lake Fenwick. We spent an afternoon at this lake, just enjoying the autumn scenery. The day was perfect because the sky was clear, and the air was crisp, so a bit of hiking didn’t feel uncomfortably warm. The views were breathtaking.

If you ask me what I like to do, I would definitely say that long walks in nature are on the top of my list. Being in nature is so different from spending time at the mall–the former rejuvenates your thoughts and your soul, while the latter only serves to take away from your willpower and makes you tired.

I really think we’re meant to be out in nature much more often than we are. In 2014, I’m going to make it a point to be outdoors more because I can tell that it makes a difference in lowering my stress levels.

What are your thoughts? Do you feel happier after a walk in nature?

 

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