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Attention Restoration

Your mental resources can be rejuvenated by spending time in nature or even just by looking at pictures of nature.

For more on the beneficial effects of nature and clearing your head in general:

Read

Science’s Newest Miracle Drug Is Free (Outside, 2019)

Watch

Changing Perspective (Headspace, 2017)

Attention Restoration Theory (Shannon Barlow, 2016)

For digital ways to get some nature, particularly when your movement is restricted:

Visit

The Hidden Worlds of National Parks (Google Arts and Culture, 2020)

Everest Base Camp, Nepal (Google Maps, 2020)

Hang Sơn Đoòng, Vietnam (National Geographic, 2020)

Read

10 of the Best Virtual Ocean Adventures (The Guardian, 2020)

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