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How to Approach Stress - Part 3


Last week, we went into our first application on addressing stress in your daily life...sleep! We will continue to move through the many intricacies of being human and find many more areas where we can better protect our body from stress. This week, the focus is on the natural world around us, the great outdoors. How can we take advantage of what is free and available to us and live longer and more compassionately because of it?


The Sun


Although scarce in the winter, it is important to find small periods of time in each day to obtain direct sun exposure; one the reasons being that in the winter, people are more susceptible to SAD, or Seasonal Affective Disorder. We see this coming up increasingly in our modern lifestyles, in which we are exposed to more artificial lighting than actual sunlight each day, leading to feelings of lethargy, fatigue, and sadness. One of the largest explanations for this is sun exposure increasing the brain’s ability to release serotonin, a hormone associated with uplifting the mood and increased calmness. 15-20 minutes of direct sun exposure in peak noon hours is often all the body needs to obtain these benefits. However, if you are spending more than that amount of time in the sun, remember sunscreen :).


Forest Bathing


A Japanese practice in nature therapy, forest bathing is simply explained as spending time

surrounded by nature, or being mindful of the small pieces of nature that you do have access to if you do not have access to a forest (such as food, houseplants). You know that feeling when you are slowly hiking in nature, seeing the sun peak down through the trees and hit your face, hearing the breeze rustle the leaves, and feeling somewhat blissful? That right there is forest bathing, which has been shown to have both physical and psychological benefits in strengthening the body’s immune system and reducing stress.


Earthing or Grounding


No matter the season, there are real benefits to kicking off your shoes and stepping onto a

patch of grass, dirt, or sand a few moments a day; this is the practice of earthing, standing

barefoot in connection with the earth and it’s natural healing properties. Although not a cure to an ailment, it has been well studied as a therapeutic and integrative treatment for health

management. Earthing can reduce pain and inflammation, enhance mood, and lower blood

pressure. Some ways to implement this into your day to day would be standing in a natural

landscape, walking barefoot outdoors in a safe way, and making it a mindful practice. In order to help create that mindful state, we will go over a new practice next week.


See you outside!


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