Who does not love to be surrounded by nature? A natural landscape is often the perfect backdrop for a stunning photo. If you enjoy a good selfie, you are already aware that nothing can replace the quality of light you get on a sunny day. The sun can boost your mood instantly. And to make things even better, it’s the same light that encourages vitamin D production in your body.
Vitamin D plays a significant role in many health functions. First of all, it is crucial to the absorption of calcium. It does not matter how much milk you drink to support bone health. If you do not get enough vitamin D, it is not going to be effective. Additionally, vitamin D also acts as a natural mood regulator, keeping sadness and depressive disorders at bay.
But, going out in the sun is not the only way to boost your mood. There are plenty of nature-inspired home improvement projects that will transform your mood for the better.
Boost Your Mood
A water feature
Water is life. But water also means peace. It is no wonder that many yoga centers use water features and water sounds as part of their atmosphere settings. Most homeowners think of a water feature in the garden, such as an artificial pond or a fountain. But you could also bring the feature inside your home. An elegant water sculpture could be part of your interior decor. In the living room, it will instantly soothe the mind. In the home office, it boosts your mental focus and creativity. Either way, a water feature can boost your mood.
Lush green garden
We all love a walk in the park or the woods. Being surrounded by plants has an immediate effect on your stress levels and can boost your mood. It decreases blood pressure and muscular tensions. But when you can not make it to the park, you can recreate your haven of peace directly inside your garden. Nothing like giving your garden a little boost with lawn fertilization services and some fragrant potted plants to turn the backyard into a sea of green tranquility. Vegetation also acts as noise canceler, which means that your lawn and bushes can even keep the stressful city noises at bay. Simply breathe and enjoy your newly found peace of mind.
A bird table or wildlife hotel
We live in a fast-paced society. So, sometimes, it is nice to take a step back and recharge your batteries. If you enjoy DIY projects, a wildlife hotel can completely transform your garden. The benefits for wildlife and the environment are obvious. But, what you may not realize is that wildlife-friendly features are also relaxing and can boost your mood.
For instance, if you add a bird table or a wildlife hotel to your backyard, you will soon start to notice improvements in your stress levels and mental clarity. Sit down and watch Mother Nature at work while your stress melts away.
Last but not least, changing synthetic fibers for natural fibers inside your home decor can have surprising effects. Indeed, synthetic fibers affect indoor air quality as it releases toxins inside the air. Unfortunately, poor indoor air quality can lead to mood disorders and loss of mental clarity. A simple switch for new fibers, fabrics, or even cleaning products can help reduce the impact of harmful toxins on your mental (and physical) health.
Mother nature knows what is best for us. That is precisely why making room for nature inside your home is good not just for the body but also for the soul.