Working in unnatural ways causes stress. Your body was made to work with Nature, not against it.
I knew I had rediscovered something that could benefit many stressed out, chronically ill people when this very exciting discovery of a forgotten finding – Attention Restoration Therapy – came across my desk a few months ago.
Today, we’ve discerned that the first stage of stress (often leading to chronic illness) is not just alarm or adverse events, it’s Directed Attention – sustained focus that causes fatigue. A person can work from 60-90 minutes before fatigue sets in and causes lack of focus because it impairs critical thinking and decision making.
- Attention is a finite resource.
- Directed Attention involves effort.
- Tasks one is pursuing require effort.
- Even more effort is required to overcome confusion and distractions.
- In Directed Attention, effort leads to mental fatigue
WHY NATURE – UNDIRECTED ATTENTION
(It’s totally natural, a non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical approach to wellness directed by You!)
Nothing DEMANDS your attention – Undirected Attention.
- Nature restores mental functioning as food and drink restore physical functioning.
- Forests, streams, rivers, lakes, and oceans demand very little from us, though they’re still engaging, ever changing, and attention-grabbing.
- There is minimal effort required because of the fascination of the setting.
- Natural counterparts to man-made landscapes give us the chance to think as much or as little as we’d like.
- They give us the opportunity to replenish exhausted mental resources.
“How colors affect you” by Prof. William Lidwell, Univ. of Houston, The Great Courses. The color green:
- fosters creativity
- connects to environment
- approach motivation – invites you in, opens minds, curiosity
- reduces anxiety & mental fatigue
- savanna environment: open spaces, low grasses, clumps of trees,
- water: everything you need for food and safety.
View of Nature:
- growing, alive
- fast recovery from stress
- Requires Sustained Exposure. Not long, but Frequent.
WHY A WINDOW
- windows provide a safe vantage;
- protected from the elements and many other potential dangers,
- they offer refuge (Appleton, 1975) while affording prospect in permitting exploration beyond the immediate setting.
- There is virtually no overhead in time or effort in obtaining the benefit of the view.
- one need not contend with traffic or other forces that might reduce the effect of a restful interlude
- immediate access to the view and the minimal transition time make it possible to accumulate many brief respites.
- Greatest benefit is the SUSTAINED EXPOSURE – REPETITION PIECE
It is hardly surprising that the homes of the more affluent often have big windows and views of highly preferred settings.
From the safety of one’s home, scary things are less scary, allowing for fascination without danger.
There is virtually no overhead in time or effort in obtaining the benefit of the view. Perhaps a curtain needs to be opened or a blind raised, but one need not even put on one’s shoes to begin the activity.
Neither does one have to contend with traffic or other forces that might reduce the effect of a restful interlude before it is completed.
The immediacy of the view and the minimal transition time make it possible to accumulate many brief respites. SUSTAINED EXPOSURE – REPETITION PIECE which is one of the best stress-reduction practices on the planet, and you do it from the comfort of your favorite chair when you have a Natural Healing Views wellness window in your home or office.
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