The Science of How to Use Nature to Reboot Your Exhausted Brain
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Just like running exhausts our muscles, focused attention many days in a row can make decision-making hard and willpower beyond low.
What you need is to give your brain a rest from effortful concentration and stress without becoming bored. There are many ways to approach this, such as engaging in hobbies. Yet, according to science, the best way to rest your brain is to spend time in nature.
When we spend time in nature, there is always something fascinating and beautiful for our attention to move toward, but nothing that demands our full focus.
This state of meandering that can revive an exhausted brain is known as soft fascination. Recent research found that walking through a local park or spending some time observing a stream physically quiets the brain.
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