Why Nature Views Reduce Stress

This video captures a mountain stream in winter. There is rich beauty and elegance, even when colors are drab and foliage is bare. Several studies confirm that  workouts with nature views reduce stress, and also improve mood and self esteem.  http://Environ. Sci. Technol. 2010, 44, 10, 3947–3955

Burnout Recovery

What is burnout? It’s a state of complete physical, emotional, and mental exhaustion. The tricky thing about burnout is that we often don’t realize we have it. We may know that we feel irritated and frustrated by the circumstances of our life. We may long to escape, and fantasize about chucking it all, taking a vacation, or self-medicating with drugs, alcohol, food, or sex.

Burnout is real, and while the circumstances that create it may not be our fault, only we can make the choices that will help us recover from it. In my book “De-Stress Your Life: Turn Chaos Into Calm” http://bit.ly/DeStressbook I write about how we’re often drawn to a dramatic, bit step type of makeover when we want to make changes in the way we live. From my experience working with clients, the big steps fail more than we’d like. They’re just too hard to maintain. Small steps, easy steps, gradual steps that fit into our lives build confidence and momentum. They can yield impressive results, over time.

Burnout Quiz

For a deeper dive into what burnout is and how it effects you, check out my blog https://deborahrankinrd.com/burnout-everything-you-ever-wanted-to-know/ The title says it all! But for now, take a deep breath, relax, watch the video, and let nature views reduce stress. If you’d like ideas for small steps you can take now to drain your stress and support burnout recovery, you might like this burnout quiz:

Nature Views Reduce Stress

It certainly helps me. During the first year of the pandemic, when I lived in a new place where I knew very few people, my time outdoors walking, biking, and rowing kept my moods balanced and my mindset more positive. Regardless of where you live, you can find beauty. May your eyes be open to see the good things in your life.

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