Virtual Nature Gazing

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:

  • Happier
  • Friendlier
  • More affectionate
  • More playful
  • Less afraid
  • Less angry
  • Less sad

Walk on Treadwell Trail, Douglas AK

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.