Spending time outdoors, especially in nature and on the beach has great effects on our physical and mental health.
For many of us the beach is our favorite place to be. It simply fill us with a feeling of calmness and joy. This incredible feeling is now scientifically named as “blue space”. This is the effect of the combination of soothing smells and sounds of water has on our brains. The blue space makes us feel at ease and in a hypnotic sort of way.
So, when you notice how relaxed you feel on the beach – it isn’t just all in your head, but… Science says that it’s a change in the way your brain reacts to its environment leaving you feeling happy, relaxed and reenergized.
Overall, this blue space effects you in four different ways.
- Stress relief
Water is a natural cure for the stress we are facing with on a daily basis. It is full of positive ions that have the ability to make you feel relaxed. The feeling of relaxation will come right away after a swim or a simple dip of the toes in the water. We could all use this natural mood booster from time to time. We all need Vitamin sea.
- Creativity boost
Scientists claim that the solution to come out of a creative block is simply being in blue space. This will allow you to clear your mind so that you can approach projects or problems in a more creative way. Much like meditation, the beach triggers a feeling of calmness that allows you to tune everything else out and reflect on what it is you’ve been needing to focus on.
- Reduced feelings of depression.
The beach also reduces feelings of depression . The perfect combination of the sight and the smell of beach with the soothing sounds of the waves works like magic on your mood and makes you feel happier.
- Overall – spending time at the beach will change your perspective on life.
That perspective is going to change for the better. The nature in general has always been a factor in healthy happy lives, but the beach in particular is so good for the soul.
So, grab SPF, and pack a picnic. It is time to head to the beach.