Whether your home is nestled amongst canopies of trees, surrounded by beautiful gardens or decorated with houseplants, nature has the potential to reduce stress and enhance your day-to-day life. Studies have shown that living amongst nature is beneficial to your wellbeing in addition to that of the environment.
A remedy for stress
Many scientific studies have shown that people who spend more time around nature tend to have a more positive outlook on life and better mental health. Being amongst greenery can increase your energy and stimulate feelings of vitality, improving your mental health. Additionally, evidence suggests that you are less likely to be stressed or depressed when you spend time outside everyday. So if you’re lucky enough to be surrounded by trees and gardens, try to spend some time each day making the most of the natural environment around you.
A new hobby
Living amongst nature may also help you cultivate a new hobby! Plants and trees can’t thrive without care and attention, so tending to your garden or house plants has become a favourite pastime for many nature lovers. Along with the positive effect gardening can have on your mental health, the physical exercise and enjoyment that comes with gardening can improve your strength, mobility and flexibility. Growing your own produce is also an excellent way of reducing grocery costs and ensuring you always have fresh ingredients ready for cooking.
Improving air quality
Trees can improve air quality by removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Through photosynthesis, trees absorb carbon dioxide and produce oxygen, a natural process that is vital to our living systems.
Houseplants also have the same potential to improve air quality, however, it would take quite a number of plants in the one space for this to actually come into effect. Nevertheless, if you’re a dedicated plant owner, filling your home with houseplants could be the key to purifying the air in your apartment or house.
A naturally regulated environment
Along with their air-purifying qualities, trees also help to regulate and reduce outdoor temperatures. Not only will this facilitate more comfortable temperatures, it will also mean that there will be less need for air conditioning. In turn, less air conditioning means less energy usage, resulting in fewer pollutants circulating through your home. The temperature regulation provided by trees will also help diminish greenhouse gases and lower the levels of carbon existing in our atmosphere.
Living amongst nature has a number of perks for your general wellbeing, and the wellbeing of the environment. There are a number of new developments popping up which emphasise integration between design and nature. If you’re looking to invest in property that fosters a connection between indoor and outdoor living, the residences at One Lakeview, Willow or Gladstone Armadale might be just the place for you.