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Civilization causes mental exhaustion
In our usually very urban everyday world, we challenge ourselves permanently focused concentration on immense details. This exhausted us mentally. A habituation can take place at most superficially. As a result, we develop, for the most part completely unconsciously, strong desires for control, security and diversified distraction.
We are so permanently "on" and feel increasingly irritated, we are hard to shut down, let alone just do nothing. This even leads to feelings of powerlessness and burnout, because we are always aware of how impossible it is to gain control of our lives. At the same time, we are increasingly yearning for security and thus control. The vicious circle is getting more and more fatal.
Nature brings effortless attention
Different in nature. There, the stimuli used for our genetics for millions of years lead to unconscious and conscious fascination. Naturreize calm down. Our heart beats more patiently, blood pressure and stress hormone levels relax as well as our muscles. Our brain halves then become more active and we have more and better ideas.
We breathe deeper and feel more comfortable. We arrive in the here and now and with ourselves. This leads to an enormous feeling of trust in people, events and above all in us. With this increased self-confidence, we recognize much better possibilities and opportunities and thus take the constructive view from afar to our lifeworld.
How does this lead to more money?
- Decisions are more sustainable and thus more lucrative: Subjects in a Dutch study chose financial issues in their natural environment and / or influenced by natural scenes, 15 percent more frequently for longevity and higher profits.
- Competition promotes short-term decisions: In a small natural environment, ie in an urban setting, we focus on status and money. This promotes short-term action. Logically, because we are ubiquitously exposed to the observation and presence of others, which affects us in our feeling, thinking and behavior. We have to assert ourselves permanently, which makes long-term thinking difficult.
- Better relationships and better networking: Already nature pictures promote relationships and the sense of community. As you know, relationships only harm those who have none. The well-known phenomenon that we feel particularly attached to others as soon as we are together in nature finds its reason here. We want to surround ourselves with like-minded people and exchange ideas intensively. We feel belonging and our abilities are actually needed and appreciated.
- More and better ideas: By far the most innovative ideas which are important to the company are created in nature; namely to 28%. Widely followed, all other environments follow.
- Better self-reflection: What do you think about traveling alone in nature? To yourself and your next future. That's the way to get to your actual motivations. Unaffected by others, by fashions and trends. Not only to feel these true motivations very clearly, but also to believe them, is extremely easy for us outside. Yes, they become what they really are: the truth that is valid for us. Following this inner voice is the most lucrative way a person can go.
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