How can seeking new and beautiful views in nature can improve your physical and mental health?
There’s nothing like gaining a little perspective to help clear a crowded mind. Taking this advice literally can be just as powerful as the metaphorical counterpart.
Reaching a high vista – be it by foot, bike or car – offers the opportunity to see all that lies before you; distant villages with stretched-out steeples, snaking country lanes and broccoli-head copses.
V is for View: Mindfulness in Nature ©Lynn Hetzius
Hills texture the horizon and, above them, a roof of pearl-white clouds.
V is for View: Mindfulness in nature (Getty Images)
Such vastness softens everyday problems, puts things into perspective and offers us the chance to focus on the present.
For more ideas about how to be present in nature, here’s our A to Z of mindfulness.