Research shows Nature Adventure needed for Emotional,Physical,Spiritual Happiness....and inspires people to get involved to save wildlife and wild places
Do you ever feel overwhelmed by the never ending noise and fast paced actions of western society? Concrete, plastic, noise, destruction, consumption? it never seems to end and it takes a huge toll on our human emotional, physical and spiritual well being.
"Look deep into nature and then you will understand everything better" Albert Einstein
CRAZY! Nature-based recreation has declined 35 percent in the U.S. in the past four decades, according to the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
I'm not sure I need to go to deep into research articles to convince anyone of the above truths. A quick google search will bring up numerous articles to read. But here you go for you worker bees from Entrepreneur believe it or not about taking work outside. And here's a recent article published by Yale University Forestry and Environmental Studies on Ecopsychology!
And one of the greatest articles to read about this truth is "Take 2 Hours of Pine Forest and Call Me in the Morning". shows numerous benefits from walks and experiences in nature (without your ipod or phone) decreasing stress hormones, increasing immune cells and calming of the prefrontal cortex our thinking area. It needs rest.
Yet, reading articles does nothing to get you into nature and out on an adventure by yourself or with family. Take a moment right now just stop and imagine a trip into nature into fresh air and being surrounded by beautiful colors no car or western noise to find just pure natural sounds of the wind, birds, squirrels the music of nature.
Take a moment and think how can I and my family reconnect with nature today? are you in a city find a park hopefully not to crowded so you can find a safe space to just sit and observe the trees, grass, flowers, birds and any other nature and wildlife. Can you get out of the city? no question the effort to do so will rep great rewards to your emotional, physical and spiritual happiness.
"Nature always wears the colors of the spirit" Emerson
And while you're at it take a few moments to locate a local organization that supports and works to keep nature, wildlife and wild places in and around your area protected. Remember the "butterfly effect" anything you can do will make a difference not only for you but for future humans on this one planet. This is a fantastic way to get yourself out into nature and connect with others who understand the benefits of being involved in the natural world.
Last, PLEASE not only be respectful of others that may be out for nature yet also the places you visit. At a minimum use the Leave No Trace 7 Principles for your natural wildlife and wild places experiences so these places and wildlife remain healthy as well.
And as always remember...