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How Nature Helps Recovery

We live in a world that is in a constant state of motion. There are always places to go, people to see, and things to do. Technology allows us to be connected 24/7. But when it comes to recovery, this can be a lot to handle. How can you focus on your own wellbeing surrounded by so many distractions and so much activity?

A change of scenery can be just what you need to refocus. When choosing a rehab facility, consider escaping from the hustle and bustle of the city and settling in a more rural locale. Surrounding yourself with the natural beauty of the mountains, forests, lakes, and countryside can enhance your recovery efforts in many ways.

  • There are fewer distractions. Nature comes at a much slower pace. This can be very calming and allow you to just take in the sights. You’ll notice the smaller details and appreciate the beauty of the natural world around you.
  • You can disconnect. Without the constant distraction of your phone or the Internet, you are forced to confront your thoughts and feelings. There’s nowhere to hide and you can work through the challenges you face. The peace and calm can help you think more clearly and rationally.
  • Breathe in the fresh air. Being outdoors in the fresh air can be invigorating. It wakes up your senses and can promote healing and energy. Spending time outside can also help you to sleep better at night because you’re more active and releasing pent up energy and tension.

Getting out of your comfort zone and normal surroundings can give you a new perspective. You’re forced to adapt in numerous ways and this can make you more open to new opportunities. In a different environment you can focus on your own wellbeing and doing what is best for you instead of looking around and being reminded of responsibilities that are waiting for your attention. Explore all that nature has to offer at Above It All Recovery Center and set your sights on overcoming addiction.

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