Do we really need another nature poster in our life? Probably. The fact is,
many of us work in offices, or an environment that's not overly natural, whereas a
fortunate few of us do have an office set up in a natural setting.
And my guess is, that's what a lot of us are aiming for. Somewhere in our dreams of
how we see our life unfolding, we hold mental pictures of us in nature or in
a natural environment. This might be a farm, or even indoor garden, anywhere
where we can get that necessary direct contact with nature.
But how can a nature poster help us?
More and more, research is pointing to the value of direct contact with nature,
informing us that it leads to increased mental health and psychological development
and explains why city-dwellers have such an attraction for nature.
Cities have their place. And when we get out of the city we can appreciate nature
even more. Nature allows us to free up our senses more, reduce stress, relax and
enjoy the tranquility of it all.
I feel inspired when I look at a nature poster...
Nature experiences increase fascination, intrinsic interest, and enjoyment. The
wilderness inspires feelings of awe and wonder... individuals feel better acquainted
with their own thoughts and feelings, and they feel 'different' in some way --
calmer, at peace with themselves, 'more beautiful on the inside and unstifled.'
So, where were we? Ah that's right, nature posters. For a moment then, I was
completely zoned out in some beautiful, misty zen Japanese garden! You can't
get too much of this stuff. Obviously we all need it, and it's a part of us. A
nature poster gives us the ability to connect, to go there, to travel to a place of
wonder and beauty.
I know, it's just a poster. But surely if it moves us in some way, be it just briefly, it
can motivate us to move toward our dreams and realization of our goals. A nature
poster is certainly inspiring. How many times have you heard yourself saying
wow I want to do that or I want to go there?
And you can, if you really want to! And just think - we see in pictures. So by looking
at a nature poster, maybe you can imagine, or see yourself in a similar environment,
or doing something you've always wanted to do.
Or of course just enjoy the sheer pleasure of the moment!
Copyright Martin Hurley. Martin Hurley is a motivational writer, artist, photographer
and netrepreneur who enthuses creativity, marketing and
life knowledge to get the down-to-earth approach to life success.