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Shape Your Brain in Nature

Portrait of a relaxed young man wearing bluetooth headphones sitting on the sunny forest floor.

What can you discover in nature today?

Take time to appreciate new or hidden sources of beauty in your natural environment. If you can, take a picture, or find other ways to share this exquisite observation with others.


Being in nature has a profound impact on the brain. Spending time outdoors in a natural setting can help reduce the stress hormone cortisol and feelings of anxiety – while boosting dopamine levels that tend to increase happiness, attention, creativity and wonder.


  • Explore a nearby park.
  • Trek through nature trails.
  • Spend at least 20 minutes outside each day.
  • Seek out aspects in nature (big and small) that you find uniquely beautiful.

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