Gaze at outdoor photos to be more positive and happy.

Mind & Spirit

You’ve probably heard that spending time outdoors, surrounded by nature, can help you reduce stress and increase happiness.

Studies have shown that a short walk outside can help you increase your focus and work better. But if you can’t get out into real nature, a photo will do just fine.

A follow-up study to one of the nature studies had subjects performing memory and attention tasks. A 10-minute break in a quiet room with outdoor photos improved their task performance more than a walk on a city street.

So, do your best to get out to a park for a break. But, if you can’t, surrounding yourself with some nice nature shots will help, too.

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