It’s often found that people are distracted when working indoors due to beautiful weather conditions, or perhaps it’s the constant coming and going of others in the same room. Either way, you sometimes want to pack up your things and head outside to get your work done, and why not? Working outside comes with many benefits that are overlooked, so it’s worth taking yourself into the fresh air every now and then. Continue reading to find out exactly how you’ll benefit from studying or working outdoors and watch your creativity and motivation bloom.
Reduces Stress Levels
One of the most important benefits of working or studying outdoors is the reduction of stress levels. From time to time, you’ll find yourself hitting the point where you feel stressed and unsettled in the classroom, library or office, so it’s time to head outside. Working outside reduces stress because being outside is natural, it’s fresh and it’s uplifting. On a warm summer’s day, you can guarantee you’ll feel ten times better sat under a tree writing your essay, compared to being in a stuffy room with no aircon to keep you calm and content. Surrounding yourself with beautiful landscaping, plants and nature will instantly boost your positivity and reduce that stress that’s been building up.
Stretch it Out
Sitting at a desk all day can be very tiring and deflating, especially when you’re so busy you don’t get chance to wander round and stretch your legs. Taking yourself outside to work is an instant reminder to stretch. Once outside you can wander around, change your sitting position frequently and keep your body moving rather than being slumped at a desk on a swivel chair. It’s important to remember to keep moving and stretching out, otherwise you’ll find yourself suffering from back ache and other pains you don’t need to add to the list!
Peace and Quiet
If you’re lucky enough to take yourself to a quite spot to get your studying done, then the peace and quiet will really help. Not only will it help you stay calm and relaxed, but it will also help you to focus properly and get through your work without any distractions. Try to avoid sitting near the main roads or a busy café, as this will more than likely irritate you and ruin the calm workplace you’ve created for yourself.
Being outdoors is always going to come with some sort of distractions, but unlike in the library or office, the outdoor distractions are much more pleasant. Whether it’s the birds singing in the tree above you, the sound of the wind swirling gently around or even the background noise of the world passing by, you’ll find these sounds much more positive and motivating than the chatter and noise from indoors.
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