1. SIGHT: Look at images from inside the forest
Frame a photo you took from a camping trip or a walk in the woods. Search for an image on Google and save it to your computer as a wallpaper. Choose an image from inside the forest, look at, smile, and place yourself there.
2. SMELL: Diffuse woodsy essential oils to infuse your space with the scent of the forest
Essential oils are natural liquid compounds that are extracted from a single tree or plant; usually by steam distillation. 100% pure nature in a bottle. Smelling the real scent of the forest will bring back memories of your time spent there. Use with a diffuser of choice, leave your stress behind, and drift away to your happy place. 😊
3. TOUCH: Feel pieces from the forest
Take a few pine cones, pieces of bark, rocks, or similar artifacts that you found while in the woods. Put them in a small bowl, or tray, and occasionally feel them in your hands (place a few drops of your essential oil on them for added effect).
4. HEARING: Incorporate sounds of nature
Buy a small tabletop fountain and listen to the delicate sounds of water trickling. Play sounds of nature through your computer or smartphone (Google “nature sounds”).
5. Be purposeful!
The key to connecting with nature at work, or anywhere, is being purposeful. Number one: get outside to the forest when you can. When you can’t, don’t let your busy day push away your connection to it. Follow these 5 tips to brighten your day at the office, or at home, when you need it the most.