Forest bathing

Sunlight shines through a forest

When so much around us is changing, it becomes important to learn to create our own stability. This is the first step to antifragility.

One of the four ways that Inner Leadership recommends for achieving this is spending time in nature.

Now even the World Economic Forum is getting in on the act. This article talks about how “disconnection from nature can be bad for our mental health” and how “civilized life may be causing you psychological trauma.”

Another article describes a solution: the Japanese practice of forest bathing. This is proven to reduce stress, heart rate, and blood pressure.

It turns out that trees give off essential oils called phytoncide. This protects them from insects and bacteria and breathing in these essential oils boosts our human immune systems. Spending time in the forest increases liveliness and improves our feelings of well being

Spending time in nature can make you happier, healthier, and improve your productivity.

When will you next go forest bathing?

Adapted from Inner Leadership: a framework and tools for building inspiration in times of change.

You can sign up to daily posts here.

Photo By Joseph via

Leave a Reply