Calmness, Creativity, Focus, and How Patio Time Can Improve Mental Health

November 22, 2023 Outdoor Living

Spending time in a scenic, relaxing outdoor space like a nicely designed patio can provide immense relaxation benefits that can reduce stress, ease anxiety, promote mindfulness, improve mood, and help you focus better. Let’s explore some of the benefits of relaxing on your patio and share some tips on designing or upgrading your outdoor space for maximum relaxation and wellness.

1. Natural, Calming Environment

If you’re looking to de-stress and relax, there’s nothing better than enjoying the greenery in your backyard. A well-designed patio can offer beautiful views of trees, grass, flowers, and blue skies, which can improve your mood. It’s also a great way to detach from the digital world and its distractions to help reconnect with nature. According to Harvard Medical School, exposure to sun and nature can also boost serotonin levels in your brain, leading to decreased stress levels.

2. Reducing Stress and Anxiety

There are plenty of ways your patio can help you unwind from a busy day. Whether it’s soft lighting, comfortable seating, fire features, or soothing music, you can design your patio as a sanctuary to help you de-stress and unwind after a long day at work.

3. Boosting Creativity and Focus

Creating a patio as a functional and inspiring outdoor workspace can stimulate your creativity and provide you with a refreshing change of scenery. Keep your patio well-lit (in case of evening work or study) and add comfortable seating to work in for long periods.

4. Better Sleep Quality

Relaxing on your patio can be a perfect way to transition from a hectic workday to a more restful night’s sleep. Natural surroundings, fresh air, and features like hammocks or couches make for a more comfortable, peaceful sleep that promotes a sense of well-being.

With the right design, your patio can be the perfect retreat, providing an escape from the stress and anxiety that often surround us.

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