We humans have an innate desire to be connected to nature. We absolutely need nature for life, we are naturally closely connected with other living organisms on our planet. This evolutionarily conditioned relationship between humans and nature is called biophilia. When we are surrounded by nature, we feel better and science confirms it.
However, the fast lifestyle in cities and the digital age means for us a significant limitation of contact with nature. We spend most of our time indoors, the lack of sunlight weakens our immune system and increases the risk of depression. Chronic stress, sedentary lifestyle, noise and air pollution in cities contribute to health problems, fatigue and psychological discomfort.
Feelings of burnout and general exhaustion appear more often. These facts are not new. We are overloaded with information, demands, performance pressure and constant distractions through digital devices.
A walk in city forests and parks also helps to slow down the pace, reduce stress and support mental balance. Many scientific studies confirm their positive impact on physical and mental health. You do not have to move out of the city to reconnect with nature. It is enough to find time to stop and mindfully observe the nature around us.
Forest bathing will help you to intensify the experience of nature and its benefits. It will teach you to perceive escaped your attention so far.