One of the easiest fallacies to fall prey to is the naturalistic fallacy. Australia’s Ethics Center tells us that the naturalistic fallacy is the misinformed belief that just because something is natural, it’s good. This fallacy happens because, by default, a lot of natural things are good. When you take a deep breath in the morning and feel the fresh air enter your lungs, it’s hard to dispute the amazing feeling attached to it. While you can’t go to a medspa during this period of social distancing and rolling lockdowns, you can still experience a bit of nature at home to relax and practice mindfulness. The outdoors provides the best place to share nature at home.
Approach From a New Perspective
Your backyard might not be a forest, but it’s still the outdoors. We tend to see things from a particular perspective because we, as humans, are creatures of habit. We fall into a routine, and for many of us, this can be a comforting experience. However, being locked into a habitual behavior may leave us feeling frustrated. You can keep your routine where you explore the backyard and nature, but change the habit of doing the same walk every day. Shift your patterns and become less predictable. This change allows you to start to look at things differently. The difference in your mentality can be small but significant.
Use Your Senses
We spend so much time focused on what’s in front of us that we rarely spend time experiencing what’s around us. Psychology Today tells us that not enough people stop and smell the roses and even fewer realize they need to do so. Your senses, all five of them, can play a significant part in bringing you back to nature. It’s all around you, but unless you take the time to experience it, then you’re not genuinely embracing all that surrounds you. Stop being a passenger and become a participant in experiencing the world around you. Use all of your senses to bring nature to life around you.
Disconnect To Reconnect
Because we live in a world where it’s so easy to remain connected, few of us ever bother to disconnect from the internet. As a result, we spend our lives regularly on edge, waiting for the next message or email and never genuinely experiencing our lives at the moment. Connecting with nature has the benefit of giving us a different way to experience the world around us. It’s up to us to disconnect from the things that drag us down so we can experience the world around us. Reconnecting with nature requires that you put down the devices and just feel the world around you as a part of it.
The Natural World Is Our World
As much as humans like to pretend that we’re different from other animals, we came from nature, and it’ll always be a part of us. Most people miss the significance of experiencing nature firsthand. Much of your modern stresses and anxiety could be traced back to losing touch with nature and focusing on things that don’t really matter in the grander scheme of things. Benefitting from nature at home doesn’t take a lot. You don’t need hundreds of dollars of hardware and software to experience it. All you need is some time to yourself and a space where you can reconnect with the world around you.