5 Ways to De-Stress with Nature

Published on August 02, 2022

Maybe it’s a warm, sandy beach. Maybe it’s the top of a mountain. Maybe it’s a lush, thick evergreen forest, a park oasis in the middle of a city, or maybe it’s just your own backyard! No matter the location, nature is a key stress reducer for so many people — and there’s a reason for that!

Studies have shown that spending time in nature, from immersive explorations to working in the garden, can have positive effects on our outlook and well-being. One such study of psychiatric patients working in a garden showed improved mood and feelings of calm, while the American Psychological Association notes that spending time in nature, even just a few minutes walking around a local park, can help boost your mood and happiness.

If you’d like to spend less time staring at a screen and more time unwinding outside, these simple tips will help you find increased relaxation and enjoyment amidst the great outdoors. And yes, you can definitely enjoy your favorite Gaia supplements while you do so! We’ve paired some of the best stress-reducing activities with stress support supplements to help you get outdoors and get calm.

Gardening + Calm A.S.A.P

Nothing helps you work out stress like weeding and planting the garden. Digging in the dirt can be so therapeutic. Calm A.S.A.P. is made with Passionflower, Chamomile, and Vervain to help reduce occasional anxiety, so pair it with a gardening session to work through your worries.*

Outdoor yoga + Ashwagandha Root 

Breathe. Stretch. Repeat. Getting in some al fresco yoga is a great way to work up a sweat, unite with your breath, and reduce stress in both mind and body. Ashwagandha Root is another helpful way to tackle stress, as it provides traditional support to handle daily stress in a healthy way.*

Stargazing + Adrenal Health Nightly Restore

The wonder of nature is never more beautiful than on a starry night. Before you head outdoors to count the stars, take Adrenal Health Nightly Restore to support sleep and stress and nourish your hardworking adrenal system.*

Picnicking with friends + Relax Gummies

Social activities are a great way to deal with stress, especially when it’s a picturesque picnic with family or pals. Don’t forget to pack the yummy, citrusy Relax Gummies in your picnic basket to enjoy alongside the scenic park views, warm breezes, and delicious healthy food. Passionflower, Lemon Balm, and Holy Basil combine to promote relaxation and maintain emotional well-being.*

Sitting quietly + Golden Milk

Sometimes just sitting by yourself and enjoying the present moment with no book, phone, Twitter, or family distraction is relaxing and calming enough. It’s even better with a comforting and cozy cup of Golden Milk, made with Turmeric, Ashwagandha, and Dates. Not only is it delicious, it can also help support your body in stressful times.*