From taking a quick break by strolling around your neighborhood, to exploring mountains through hikes and adventures, research shows that being around nature may be beneficial for our overall moods and well-being. Being surrounded by nature has been connected to lower stress, approved attention, increase in mood, and increases in empathy as well as cooperation. With these cognitive and emotional benefits, getting outside and exploring nature could be a beneficial tool in taking a break from our stressful and action filled lives. Furthermore, in one study, they found that those who were exposed to nature performed better on cognitively demanding tasks than those who did not, pointing to nature being a healthy tool for productivity as well. With this being said, try going outside whenever you feel down and connect to nature. It may boost your mood and make you more efficient in the work that you do on a daily basis.

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