Modern times and the latest human routine is something that has pushed us all into a swirl of things that has only caused us stress and thus has increased the number of diseases.
Nature; A Self Healing Experience
It has been reported that being in nature and establishing a connection with its being is what can cure you in more ways than you might have imagined. At the center of all things natural is when a person is able to not only reduce his or her anger but also take the mind away from all the hassle of the world. There are several other diminished and doomed traits whose severity level is also reduced when a person maintains a healthy connection with nature. It is not only the emotional state of an individual that gets better tenfold when a person resonates with something bigger than just world stress and the drastic impacts of deadlines.
It is also the physical health and wellbeing of a person that is improved. Some of the diseases that can get cured by being in nature are as follows:
But it is not just larger-than-life things that have a profound impact on human nature. Small gestures and small efforts can also make quite the difference. Such as having a small plant in your office space or balcony can increase your well-being and can also diminish the power of stress and anxiety on the body.
Soothe the Soreness with Nature
The emotional pain and hurt that we might feel from life and its ever-growing pressure can get lowered if we try to connect more with the reality of us all, and that is nature.
The human body is programmed to find comfort, solace, and content in nature. Where the green of trees makes you feel refreshed, the full-color spectrum of flowers brings joy to the senses, and the rustic wood distracts you from the feeling of void and detachment.
It is not just the end results of a poet's imagination or the mighty trail of a bard’s song, and this is something that has been proven as well as backed by science. Robert Ulrich, who was the physician of this study, took two groups of patients who had undergone gallbladder surgery. Half of them were prescribed to look at the wall, and the other half were given a tree to look at.
The end of this study was that those who had to look at the tress ended up bearing and tolerating pain much better than those who didn’t. The nurses also took into account that those patients ended up having a larger spectrum of pain tolerance, and the negative effects were also diminished.
The time they spent in the hospital was also reduced. This approach is now also in context and has been extended to a larger and wide-scale where nature and plants are being placed inside the hotel rooms.
Restore Your Energy with Nature
If there is one thing that scientists are more curious about rather than just wondering about being on Mars, it is the impact of nature on the general well-being of humans and a larger audience.
According to the latest research spectrum, 95% of people have experienced sudden mood changes and elevations as well as a boost in mind when they are into the connection with nature. Nature with all its well-being and entirety can cause sudden changes in a person’s mental state as it can change from stressed and depressed to happy, joyful, and full of glee alongside the right dose of mental well-being.
The person who is in contact with Nature tends to feel more balanced and calm and are less aggressive and impulsive than those who end up living in concrete jungles and are burdened by the responsibilities of life.
A group of scientists, Ulrich, Kim, Cervinka, showed in a group of people the direct impact of scenery and natural resources. People who were shown with pictures or real-time photos of nature and its well-being showed a direct boost of mood. All such recreational activities had an impact on mindfulness, cognitive abilities, vitality as well as good overall physical health.
Another perk of being in nature is how people tend to be more focused when they are out there in the natural surroundings, connecting to mother nature at the most rudimentary level possible. We humans have been customized to feel more impactful and to be mindful when we are surrounded by the purity and freshness of nature.
This proves to be the rightful breather that we all have been missing out on. We ended up improving our breathing, as well as our batteries, get charged when we try to connect more with our very nature that has been masked by concrete and cement jungles of urban life and stress.
Nature is one of the best restorative strategies that exist out there. It detaches us from the burdens of life that have been rooted deep inside, and then we are able to connect with a purpose and our reason for existence.
Andrea Taylor, who is a research enthusiast, experimented with a group of ADHD children with this strategy, and Nature restored the energies back into them.
Connect with Greater Things in Life
Why do you think people want to go out on vacations and to experience nature closely. This is because we all are well aware of the fact that at the end of a constant battle that life is, there is something larger than life that exists and breathes.
This information is not something that is fiction, as the recent researchers and their studies have provided enough evidence that being in nature can actually connect you to yourself and something that is larger than life.
Those communities which had greenery and were more aligned with trees witnessed low crime rates, violence, and acts of disturbance. All this was followed by a sense of security and union, which is what we have been lacking in our current state.
MRI of those individuals showed that people who were in greenery or were surrounded by nature their brains would light up as they sensed or interpreted all these green presences as symbols of love and peace.
This proves that nature is so much more than just a vessel for recreational activities. It is a crucial way for us to connect ourselves with what is more than life, our soul, and its role in the fabric of the universe.
Disconnect from Natural Deprivation
The phenomenon of natural deprivation is that we tend to be more disconnected from nature and its healing abilities as we are providing more and more time to our screens. The more time of our lives that we end up giving to our screens will get us all deprived of our humane instincts such as empathy, love, and value. The risks of depression and anxiety are also tenfold.
Thus make sure to be more attentive towards nature and its role in your social and mental well-being because if life happens, you all have nature to reside on.
Connect with Nature today!
Nida Riaz is a freelance blogger based in Pakistan. She started writing about her passion for the environment when the world came to a stop in early 2020.