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Why do we need creativity?
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Where can you increase and expand your creativity? Most leading experts agree that spending time in nature is the most excellent way to boost creativity,
What are the significant benefits gained from an outing in nature?
Here’s the list compiled by Dhaval Pate
- Nature Can Help You Get Inspired
A study completed by Stanford University found that when people spend time in a natural environment, they experience a genuine shift in how they view time. In short, when you spend time in nature, you felt a sense of “awe” and as though time is expanding. Instead of feeling pressured by time, or a lack of time, people enjoy a “time abundance” when they are in nature.
Spending time in nature can not only help you reduce stress and slow down, but it can help you find that inspiration you are looking for in your creative endeavors as you get in this “time abundance” mindset.
2. Nature Can Boost Your Memory
A significant memory can be a significant asset for reach to help you discover and reach your creative goals.
To help your full creative potential. A sharp memory can help you pull new ideas and develop innovative solutions that you may not have thought of otherwise. A study from the University of Michigan found that students’ memories improved once they spent time in nature.
All the student participants took a memory test. One group then took a walk in a conservatory, and the other took a walk through some city streets. When both groups returned, the students who walked in Nature scored 20% better on their tests. In contrast, the students who walked through the city didn’t show any consistent improvement.
3.Nature Can Help You Overcome Creative Blocks
Nothing is as frustrating as having a tight deadline and getting bogged down with a creative block. The good news is quality time outdoors can help you overcome that block.
Psychologists did a study from the Universities Kentucky, Utah, and Kansas that looked at the impact of nature on creativity. They found that spending some quality time outside improved people’s Remote Associates Test results.
This test, also known as RAT, measures creative potential using word associations. For example, 56 participants went on a four-day hiking expedition. Twenty-four participants took the test before they began their hiking trip. The 32 other participants took it on the fourth day of their hiking test. Researchers ultimately found that four days in nature helped participants improve their test scores by 50 percent.
4. Nature Increases Brain Function
For the brain to function at its highest possible level, you need to reduce fatigue and boost your energy levels. Since the time in nature restores the brain. When the brain recharges, you can start thinking of new ideas and harnessing your highest analytical abilities. According to the Journal of Environmental Psychology, twenty minutes a day outside is all you may need to allow your brain to refresh, restore, and start functioning again.
5. It Improves Your Mental Health
If you are struggling with your mental health, you may never reach your full creative potential. Spending time in nature can help boost your mood and improve your overall mental well-being.
A study from the mental health organization known as MIND were assigned participants to walk in nature or take a walk in a shopping mall. The study ultimately found that 71% of participants had reduced symptoms of depression after their walk in Nature. However, 22% of these participants who walked through the shopping center were more depressed after their walk.
Next time you’re struggling to bring some of your ideas to fruition, consider spending some time in nature. It’s better time spent than sitting in front of a screen trying to develop a creative solution.
Discover more about Nature by reading great nature author’s books like these five books.
WALDEN BY Henry David Thoreau
Originally published in 1854, Walden; or, Life in the Woods is a vivid account of the time that Henry D. Thoreau lived alone in a secluded cabin at Walden Pond. It is one of the most influential and compelling books in American literature. This new paperback edition-introduced by noted American writer John Updike-celebrates the 150th anniversary of this classic work. Much of Walden’s material is derived from Thoreau’s journals and contains such engaging pieces as “Reading” and “The Pond in the Winter” Other famous sections involve Thoreau’s visits with a Canadian woodcutter and with an Irish family, a trip to Concord, and a description of his bean field. This is the complete and authoritative text of Walden-as close to Thoreau’s original intention as all available evidence allows. For the student and for the general reader, this is the ideal presentation of Thoreau’s great document of social criticism and dissent
A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail By Bill Bryson
The Appalachian Trail stretches from Georgia to Maine and covers some of the most breathtaking terrain in America—majestic mountains, silent forests, sparkling lakes. If you’re going to take a hike, it’s probably the place to go. And Bill Bryson is surely the most entertaining guide you’ll find. He introduces us to the history and ecology of the trail and to some of the other hardy (or just foolhardy) folks he meets along the way—and a couple of bears. Already a classic, A Walk in the Woods will make you long for the great outdoors (or at least a comfortable chair to sit and read in)
Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey
Edward Paul Abbey (1927–1989) was an American author and essayist noted for his advocacy of environmental issues, criticism of public land policies, and anarchist political views.
Abbey attended college in New Mexico and then worked as a park ranger and fire lookout for the National Park Service in the Southwest. It was during this time that he developed the relationship with the area’s environment that influenced his writing. During his service, he was in close proximity to the ruins of ancient Native American cultures and saw the expansion and destruction of modern civilization.
His love for nature and extreme distrust of the industrial world influenced much of his work and helped garner a cult following.
Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard
An exhilarating meditation on nature and its seasons—a personal narrative highlighting one year’s exploration on foot in the author’s own neighborhood in Tinker Creek, Virginia. In the summer, Dillard stalks muskrats in the creek and contemplates wave mechanics; in the fall she watches a monarch butterfly migration and dreams of Arctic caribou. She tries to con a coot; she collects pond water and examines it under a microscope. She unties a snake skin, witnesses a flood, and plays ‘King of the Meadow’ with a field of grasshoppers.
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