Have you been feeling irritable, anxious, or overwhelmed lately? Then you need to go outside!
Countless studies have proven that spending time outside helps us dial down hot-headed emotions that can lead people to react physically aggressive. Exposure to nature prompts people to shift their perspectives by reminding them of their place in the larger scheme of things, and providing space and time to reflect on the consequences of actions they may take in heated moments. The inherent beauty of natural phenomena can also distract people from impulses or plans to harm others.
So remember, next time you’re feeling heated, overwhelmed, or just flat out negative, take a walk outside. Always stop to smell the roses, literally, it will help a lot.