Greenery (or Even Photos of Trees) Can Increase Our Happiness

Interesting study written up in the New York Times found that being in nature or even looking at pictures of nature can increase our happiness!

Looking at green pictures was found to help people recover from stress, however did not inoculate from experiencing future stressors. Magdalena van den Berg, who led the study at the VU University Medical Center, predicted that actually being in nature, or looking out a window would create an even more significant impact than viewing pictures.

It's time to invest in a few plants, or at least a couple pictures of them!

Link to full article here.

#happiness #nature #stress #coping #anxiety

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