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Back To Nature

City life is filled with noise, traffic, disruptions, and an unending stream of stress-inducing disturbances. The average American also spends 90% of their time indoors, away from nature.

Modern research proves that being in nature can restore us, physically and mentally, making us rejuvenated and deeply relaxed.

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  • If you are perpetually stuck in your office, adding indoor plants to your workspace can make you calm and more productive.
  • The Sun is required for our mental state of awakeness and for producing vitamin D. Modern offices have fitness centers, swanky cafeterias, and other amenities but lack natural light.
  • Even a window that provides a view to nature can work wonders for your mood and productivity.

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Forest Bathing

Forest Bathing is a practice of immersing yourself in the woods to relax and recharge.

The benefits of forest bathing include stress reduction, enhanced immune function, improved sleep, and relief from pain and anxiety.

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Guided Imagery or visualization is a powerful technique to boost your productivity and mood.

The mind can make the body relaxed. We all practice guided imagery in a negative sense all the time, by worrying. If the same technique is used positively, and visualize beautiful imagery of nature, it can lower our anxiety levels and boost our performance

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Japanese Forest Bathing

Shinrin in Japanese means “forest,” and yoku means “bath.” So shinrin-yoku means bathing in the forest atmosphere, or taking in the forest through our senses.

It is the simple act of being in nature, connecting with it through our senses of sight, hearing, taste, smell and touch. Shinrin-yoku is like a bridge. By opening our senses, it bridges the gap between us and the natural world.

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Gentle morning exercise

Exercising may help alleviate anxiety when faced with a sudden, unpredictable shock.

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Distress Breaks

Schedule five minutes for every working hour in which you can take deep breathes, stretch, or even meditate.

To breathe deeply, inhale for five seconds, hold, then exhale for five seconds. You can also use YouTube for guided stretches and meditation.

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