Nature Therapy: Finding Solace in the Outdoors

Sometimes, all we want to do is take long vacations and destress from the noise and tensions of city life. We’ll let you in on a secret: spending time in nature could be the respite to replenish our physical and mental health. Like an instant remedy for the soul! You don’t have to travel far away (though that is still an option too) to incorporate a bit of nature therapy into your life. 
Nature brings out a calming perspective that can help ease your anxieties. Being surrounded by noise and pollution all the time can be very overwhelming. Instead, find nearby parks that can offer you a peaceful escape, or plan a getaway to your nearest nature reserves. Allow your mind to rest and recharge as you surround yourself in the beauty of nature. Feel the quiet calming breeze and allow yourself to slow down and focus on the present.
For times when we need to destress from our tensions, nature can also help us cope with it. Breathe in the fresh air as you walk through natural trails; we highly recommend those with scenic views! Doing so can improve your mood and overall health as physical activity releases the feel-good hormone, serotonin.
Most importantly, spending time in nature gives us opportunities to be more mindful. Try taking a few minutes in your garden, either by tending to your plants, doing outdoor activities like yoga, or simply sitting outside, enjoying sunshine and watching the leaves being blown by the gentle wind. The peaceful surroundings allow you to quiet your mind and disconnect from the busyness of life.
We all need to renew our energies every now and then. From improving our mood to reducing our anxieties, connecting with nature can truly provide us solace and help us be in the moment. Paperdolls presents our Catching Daylight collection, the perfect companion for your next escape or a friendly reminder to stop and smell the flowers every once in a while. The collection is a homage to nature and its wonders. The light and airy fabrics were designed to honor both your comfort and style so you do not have to worry about sacrificing one for the other. As the sunbeams hit, the Catching Daylight pieces will truly illuminate you and your spirit.

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