Nature gazing is good for your psychological and physical well-being. I am lucky to be able to look out my window any time I need a burst of natural beauty. But even from windowless offices or cities with few green spaces, you can reap the benefits of “nearby nature” digitally.
One small study showed taking a break to look at digital nature can make you:
- More affectionate
- More playful
- Less afraid
- Less angry
- Less sad
Mindful Practice: Purposefully add nature gazing into your media mix. Take time to look at your favorite vistas, and take note of whether you feel and perform better after.