New research has found that simply stopping to smell the roses can make you happier. Literally stopping and smelling the roses.
Or observing tree, cloud, rainbow.
Even a weed through the sidewalk.
According to a study published in The Journal of Positive Psychology, just taking some time to notice nature and appreciate the natural environment around you can make you happier and enhance your well-being.
“This wasn’t about spending hours outdoors or going for long walks in the wilderness,” study author Holli-Anne Passmore told Science Daily. “This is about the tree at a bus stop in the middle of a city and the positive effect that one tree can have on people.”
Photos of roses or trees don’t count.
Step away from the screen… 😉