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If you need an energy boost, the best place to get it is outside. According to a study done at the University of Rochester, being in the presence of nature for just 20 minutes a day significantly boosted vitality levels, such as mood and energy. “Nature is fuel for the soul,” wrote Dr. Richard Ryan, in the study. Ryan is a professor of psychology, psychiatry and education at the University of Rochester. “Often when we feel depleted we reach for a cup of coffee, but research suggests a better way to get energized is to connect with nature.” This greater sense of vitality don’t translate simply to more energy for work and play; it also means people are more resilient to illnesses. “One of the pathways to health may be to spend more time in natural settings,” writes Ryan.  

Now that spring is here, it’s even easier to get outdoors and partake of nature’s medicine. Here are some affirmations to guide you.

  1. This fresh air is healing me.
  2. I am renewed by time spent outside.
  3. I am one with nature and it is one with me.
  4. I belong here.
  5. I can feel my spirit being recharged by this sacred time outdoors.
  6. The richness of nature surrounds me.
  7. With my feet touching Earth, I am grounded and supported.
  8. The sun on my face warms me and gives me strength.
  9. I am filled with wonder by nature’s designs.
  10. I am in awe, standing before creation.
  11. The sounds of nature fill my heart and bring me peace.
  12. Today, I connect with all the beings around me.
  13. Nature is nurturing me, helping me flourish.
  14. I am one with the wind, the trees and the sky.
  15. Outdoors, I feel renewed vitality—I am truly alive.

Do you have an affirmation you use to commune with nature? If so, add it to the comments section below. 


Kathryn Drury Wagner is a writer and editor based in Los Angeles. Her latest book is Hawaii’s Strangest, Ickiest, Wildest Book Ever!


Kathryn Drury Wagner

Kathryn Drury Wagner is a writer and editor based in Los Angeles. She is the author of Hawaii’s Strangest, Ickiest, Wildest Book Ever!, a science and natural history “gross out” for young readers.  


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