Are You Ready For A Brain Lesson From The World of Nature?
Did you know that one simple activity done by humans for thousands of years could improve your mental and physical health while making you smarter?
It’s true! And this top-secret activity is called Spending Time In Nature (Okay, it’s not exactly top-secret… but it is pretty awesome).
In case you haven’t noticed… something has changed in recent days about how people spend time in nature.
People are spending less time outside with birds, trees and sunshine… and spending more time in dark, concrete office buildings.
Perhaps it’s not too surprising then that when scientists measured the effects of even just a few short minutes in nature, they discovered a new cure for the epidemic of busy modern lifestyles.
Your Own Five Minute Brain Scrub Just By Going Outside?
Today I’m going to show you how to upgrade your mental software by spending as little as 5 minutes in natural surroundings.
This is totally possible, and you’re going to discover that the outdoors has a lot more to offer you than just a pretty face!
Let’s take a look inside the mind of a naturalist and discover how you can get the benefits of a happier, sharper brain.
Warning: After reading to the end of this article you might find yourself feeling inspired to spend more quality time in nature! Be prepared!
What Happens In The Brain When You Go Outside?
Nature is a magical world filled with plants, trees, birds and other wildlife.
So what does this mean for your brain? Sensory stimulation!
Nature provides incredible stimulation for your senses. There are so many colors, shapes, sights and sounds. Research also shows that these natural types of stimulation are REALLY GOOD for the brain.
In fact, simply being in the presence of birds and natural landscaping will guide your brainwaves into a calm, relaxed alpha brainwave state.
That’s the same state of mind achieved by people in meditation.
So what does this mean?
It means that you can eliminate stress, promote creativity, and gain a clear healthy mind just by paying attention to nature.
How Trees and Birds Make You Happy…
Spending time in nature gives you all the same benefits as being in a meditative state (the alpha brainwave state)… even if you’ve never tried to meditate before.
The sensory stimulation of bird sounds, scents of flowers & shades of green promotes happiness, stress-relief, and focus.
This is why so many people throughout history have gone into nature for rest and solitude.
It’s because all the fresh air & bird sounds make you FEEL REALLY GOOD!
Plain and simple – your mind will naturally become quiet when you slow down and take in the sights and sounds of nature.
That’s what this is really all about… how your brain can work better!
Nature Makes Your Brain Work Better
A happy brain is a smart brain.
The mental vacation you get from sitting in the park or walking along a beach actually has measurable effects on your mind and body.
It’s not just an idea… this truly is the original way to release stress and boost your IQ.
You’ll be able to feel the difference for yourself because people have been conditioned to respond to the natural world for tens of thousands of years.
I’ve gathered dozens of reports from people who consistently feel completely refreshed and rejuvenated just from sitting under a tree for 5 minutes.
It’s so easy to do and that means you can do it too!
Your All Natural Brain Massage In Two Easy Steps…
Your all-natural brain massage is just a short trip into nature. Getting started is very simple.
There are really just two things you need to remember:
Step 1: Go Outside
The first thing you have to do is go outside.
Go to a park, or hop out into the garden, or sit on the grass in your own backyard.
It doesn’t have to be an amazing scenic location as long as there are opportunities to be around plants, birds & trees.
You can even do this in the middle of a big city.
Just by going outside you will already be providing yourself with fresh air and exercise.
But the real exciting stuff starts when you add in the second step that almost always gets left out by people who spend time in nature.
Step 2: Use Your Senses
The most important thing to remember once you get out there is to use your five senses to consciously focus on nature.
Each of your five senses affects the brain in a different way.
This means that the more you use your senses… the more of your brain you will activate.
It’s very easy for you to activate your eyes and ears when you go outside.
Just look at what’s happening around you!
What natural trees, plants, birds & animals can you see?
What can you hear?
Spend Time In Nature Today… Your Brain Will Thank You!
Now you know one of the simplest activities that will improve your mental & physical health while making you smarter (even if all you have is 5-10 minutes per day).
Don’t take my word for it. Get outside and feel the difference it makes for you.
There’s a whole world out there for you to explore.