1. SIGHT: Look at images of the outdoors that move you in positive emotional way
This is the easiest one to do first. Pin up a photo you took from a camping trip or a walk in the woods. Or, search for an image on Google and save it to your computer as a wallpaer. Look at the image and place yourself there.
2. SMELL: Diffuse essential oils to infuse your space with the scent of the forest (literally)
Essential oils are literally pure nature in a bottle. The oils are extracted directly from the plant or tree and then bottled. Smelling the scent of the essential oil will bring back memories of your time in the forest. Use with a diffuser of choice, leave your stress behind and drift away to your happy place:)
3. TOUCH: Feel pieces from the forest
Bring a few pine cones, acorns, pieces of bark, or similar artifacts that you find in the forest. Put them in a small bowl or tray and occasionally feel them in your hands. This simple exercise will remind you of where you were when you picked them up (place a few drops of your essential oil on it for added effect).
4. HEARING: Incorporate sounds of nature
You could do this a couple of different ways. Buy a small tabletop fountain and listen to the delicate sounds of water trickling. Or, play sounds of nature through your computer or phone.
5. Be purposeful!
The key to connecting with nature at work, or anywhere, is being purposeful. Don’t let your busy day push away that connection. Follow these 5 tips to brighten your day at the office, or at home, when you need it the most.