Most people would say having financial stability, good health and a good family life is what makes a person feel happy. While these factors are important in making a person feel content in life, there are some other factors as well that count as much. A person’s area of living and work also affects the happiness level. People who live closer to nature suffer less stress compared to people who live in overpopulated, polluted and busy cities.
In large bustling cities, there is lack of space for everything. Living there is so expensive that only rich people can afford to live comfortably. Poor and not so rich people have to live in very confined places that are not suitable for human habitation. They have to travel through congested traffic and polluted roads. They have to work in confined cubicles all day long. People living in cities are always running out of time. All these problems add up and increase the stress level of a person. It affects the happiness level.
Moving Your Way To Better Health
Research has shown that people who moved from a natural setting to city area started suffering higher level of stress. On the other hand, people who moved from a city area to more open and green natural setting benefited in many ways. They not only started enjoying better health; they also felt better from inside because of less stress factors in open and green settings. The reason is very simple. Human beings are not made to live in present day claustrophobic places like cities. They have evolved in natural settings and always lived near the nature.
It is a proven fact that happiness level increases when a person used to living in a city area starts living in a natural setting. This is the reason there is always demand to increase green areas within the city. However, it is not possible because there is simply no place in the city to develop large, green and natural places. People who want to improve their mood and energy levels should try to live near the nature as much as possible.
Rejuvenate Your Body
Even occasional breaks from busy city life and moving to a natural setting can be a great experience. High level of technology use means people are already suffering digital strain. The number of people suffering from health problems associated with digital strain is increasing. It is time to shun such devices for a while and seek refuge in the nature. It is time to visit outdoors and rejuvenate the body, mind and soul.