Research has revealed that being near water boosts your mental health.
Dr. Natalie Azar, NBC News medical contributor said, quote, “If you are in a body of water, your internal state just becomes calm. It's something that I think we've all experienced, but never we've never really been intentional about."
Here's how it can benefit your mental health:
- It creates a sense of awe.
- It provides soothing sensory experiences.
- It facilitates mindfulness and reflection.
If you can't be around water physically, "urban water counts" says Dr. Azar. This includes river, canals, fountains, and even pools & bathtubs. You can also get some benefits from just listening to water or watching videos of water