Thursday, February 23, 2012
The great outdoors are great for your mood. You can change your disposition simply by changing your scenery. Different natural setting evoke distinct emotions, a study in Evolutionary Psychology reports. Whether you want to relax, reflect or have more fun with friends, you've come to the right place(s).
UNWIND BY THE WATER. River, lake, ocean - any H2O scenery is "shore" to soothe. Water's aesthetic qualities, such as its rhythmic movement, may induce a calming effect on our psyche.
WONDER IN THE WOODS. Spend a little alone time off the beaten path, and suddenly you'll see the forest for the trees. Woods spark contemplation and clarity. When we're isolated from the everyday hustle and bustle, we're forced to turn inward and connect to ourselves in a deeper and more focused way.
PERK UP AT THE PARK. Parks were made for recreation, so, no surprise, they inspire happy vibes. Designed to be gathering places, parks give us a sense of togetherness, with their inherent social aspect. And spending quality time with friends and family is proven mood magic.