Reconnecting to Nature

Reconnecting to Nature

April 09, 2019

It’s all too easy to get swept away by city life. Caught up in the hustle and bustle of modern day living, we can go months without spending any time in nature, in the fresh air, connecting with what’s important.

It might sound cliche, but spending time in nature really does have a calming and grounding effect. But how can this be done when you in a busy urban city? Read on to discover how you can reconnect to nature, even in the midst of city life…

 

Why Reconnecting to Nature is Important

Research shows that there are important positive correlations between human health, intelligence and nature. Studies show that people are happier, healthier and more creative when they have a connection to nature. In addition, adults that work in spaces incorporating nature are more productive and healthy.

Further studies show that we are spending less and less time outdoors. While this might be having a negative impact on our wellbeing, could becoming less connected to nature also have negative repercussions for our planet? As we become less and less aware of our planet, this could result in even fewer of us taking the time to care for it.

Spending time in nature is grounding. It helps us get out of our own heads, to see the bigger picture. It can help us make sense of our thoughts and feelings. By taking a step back from our busy everyday lives, we can bring a sense of clarity and calm to our minds, and even gain a new perspective to help us see things in a positive light, or better understand things we might have been struggling with.



How to Reconnect in the City

 

As you can see, there are a lot of benefits of reconnecting to nature, and for many of us doing so is essential. When you live in a city, feeling connected to nature can be more difficult, but with a little extra effort, you can access all of the benefits that nature has to offer.

If you are able to walk to work, once a week take a walk through a park or similar green space where possible. Of course if you’re able to walk through a park in the same time it would take you to get to work via another route, choose the greener route. For many of us, trying to start the day among green space in a city will add time to your commute, so this takes some extra effort, but the difference it will make to your day will be incomparable.

Try to commit time weekly to spend outdoors. Whether this is walking, exercising or simply sitting quietly, making time to take in your surroundings and seeing what the world has to offer will make a huge difference to both your mental and physical wellbeing. Try researching local parks and beauty spots. If possible, find somewhere where you can get some space, where there are trees and open landscapes.

While it is possible to reconnect with nature in the city, it’s important to get away from city life from time to time. At least every couple of months make some time to head out into the countryside, to the ocean or up into the hills. Go camping, book a rural cabin, or go on a walking holiday, a countryside yoga retreat - anything that takes you out of the norm, away from city life and into the fresh air.

Connecting with nature is essential for our own wellbeing and the good of the planet to. Be mindful of when you feel disconnected from nature, and set practices in place to ensure you reconnect whenever possible.

 



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