“Your environment is part of your personality. For me, living in the country helps keep my mind balanced.”
Humans have always sought shelter from the elements. We all seek to have indoor spaces that we feel comfortable and safe to live in. But getting outside and spending time outdoors in the natural environment can also be good for mental health.
If you visit a local park, garden or a beach you may notice there are less people, less noise or mental stressors. The sunlight, fresh air, plant life, open spaces and landscapes of the outdoors and the natural environment provide different sensory stimuli to the brain.
For more information on wellbeing, take a look at our pages on connectedness and meaningful life.