If you’re ever feeling stressed or overwhelmed, don’t be afraid to take a break to recharge. For me, the best place to take a break and get fully recharged is at the beach. Inhaling the fresh air, listening to the sound of crashing waves, or just sitting and staring into the vast ocean, soothes my mind and relieves built up tension.
Scientists have declared that hitting the beach and soaking up some sun is beneficial to our emotional well-being. Ever wonder why we get that ‘zen’ feeling when we’re at the beach? Here are a few reasons why:
The blue colour of the ocean is associated with feelings of calm and peace.
The sound of waves coming in, crashing and then receding again helps to activate the parasympathetic nervous system which slows us down and promotes relaxation.
Staring at the ocean puts us in a meditative state and actually changes the frequency of our brain waves, somewhat de-stimulating it.
Breathing in the fresh sea air also results in a better night’s sleep.
The physical sensation of sand between our toes creates a soothing effect and is good for our well-being.
So, if you feel stressed and can use a break, grab your sunscreen, throw on some flip-flops and head to your nearest beach!
How do you recharge? Comment below and share your thoughts.
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