People can create all kinds of environments. Without having consciousness awareness about how you are affected by those environments, you can spend enormous amounts of time in spaces that are not life affirming. For most of us it’s our home or office. Spaces lacking views of nature or objects of nature are uncomfortable and will affect performance and productivity.
The natural habitat of a human being is the out of doors. Therefore, when you bring the outdoors inside, in the form of plants, rocks, shells and water; you feel more comfortable. When you feel more comfortable, you perform better.
So here are some quick ways to bring nature inside. Try using:
- Fresh air. If the air in your area is fresh, open your windows as often as possible to let it in! Air fresheners pollute.
- Stones, rocks, pebbles. The infinite variety and solid beauty of stones add grounding and stability to our homes.
- Gifts from the animals. Bring nature’s special treasures inside. A feather, a cast-off antler or a shred of snake-skin make for great deck ornaments.
- Tabletop fountains The gentle sound of trickling water is soothing and the principles of feng shui say that fountains create good energy.
- Plants. Plants filter the air we breathe and add vitality and good green energy to our rooms. They’re also low maintenance.
- Sunlight. Sunlight uplifts any room. This mood is necessity for the human body, mind, and spirit.
- Tabletop gardens. Fill a pretty container with soil and use it to create a miniature garden in your home. These can be both seasonal and fanciful.
- Flowers. Flowers are an instant cheer-up, such lush reminders of the natural world.
- Birdfeeders visible from your window. We may not be able to let the birds inside, but placing a birdfeeder where we can watch it from indoors makes it feel as if they are in the room with us.
- Nature-themed artwork. The next best thing to being there is having a painting or photograph of a natural scene or wildlife on the wall.
- Choosing natural materials. Building supplies, and furnishings all add up to a home that resonates with nature.