WELLNESS TIP: Spend Time Near Water
Updated: Nov 6, 2019
Did you know that a visit to a beach, lake, or any body of water (bathtub!) can actually change your brain?
Science has shown us time and time again that people are happier, healthier, and more at peace when they are close to water, whether that’s the ocean, a river, a lake, a swimming pool, or even a bathtub!
Some researchers dub this “blue space” = this restful, hypnotic space where your mind can take a little break and get some needed rest. Some scientifically proven benefits include:
It relaxes you. Water is relaxing because there is a lot of predictability with how water moves, and our mind craves routines to settle down.
It helps with creativity! Water can inspire us because as our brain calms, we get the space needed to be more inventive and to think outside the box.
It helps you connect to the world. Seeing something as elemental and as life-giving as water helps us to tap into gratitude and also the present moment.
It boosts your #mood! Researchers have found that spending time in and around water less to big boosts in feelings of well-being.
I am blessed to live by a beach, but you can get these benefits by just spending time around any body of water, even in a bathtub! Have you experienced the healing benefits of water?