We intuitively know that nature makes us feel better, but science takes that one step further. Research has shown that time spent in nature, or even looking at nature, can reduce anger, fear, and stress, while increasing good feelings. It even reduces blood pressure, heart rate, and stress hormones. And when we take nature indoors, some benefits follow. For example, indoor plants have been proven to reduce stress, increase pain tolerance, and boost productivity.
These days, we have to get extra creative about squeezing in the doses of nature wherever we can. And that might look like making herbs a part of our daily routine with Ricola herb drops or learning how to parent plants. To make it easy for you, we’ve compiled a list of ways to enjoy the power of nature while tucked into the comfort of your abode.