I spend weekends in the country side.
I live near green spaces or in a rural place surrounded with beautiful nature.
I have beautiful plants in my home or yard/garden.
I go to parks or out into the nature for many hours at least once a week.
My job is located in an area with green spaces.
I spend vacations in the mountains, in the country side etc.
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Private notes on 'nature relatedness'
Being outside in nature makes people feel more alive. Exposure to nature is linked to increased energy and heightened sense of well-being. Exposure to nature improves mental health, increases happiness and reduces stress. Having green spaces near the home is linked to better self-reported health. Access to nature at the workplace is related to lower levels of perceived job stress and higher levels of job satisfaction. Scenes of natural environments help people recover faster and be more resistant to subsequent stress, which also is likely to boost immunity. Nature reduces stress and tension. Trees in neighborhoods decrease levels of fear, incivilities, violence and crime rates. Gardens help people to feel tranquil and at peace. People who regularly pursue nature-related activities have greater overall health and life satisfaction than those who do not. Gardens improve psychological well-being, provide environmental stimulation, a means of self-expression, physical exercise, and social interaction.
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