Open yourself up to your surroundings, on a forest walk or on city streets, and focus intently on what you see, hear and feel, and you will quickly feel the benefits - a sense of wonder and awe, of compassion and gratitude – a recent scientific study suggests. Photo: Shutterstock Open yourself up to your surroundings, on a forest walk or on city streets, and focus intently on what you see, hear and feel, and you will quickly feel the benefits - a sense of wonder and awe, of compassion and gratitude – a recent scientific study suggests. Photo: Shutterstock
Open yourself up to your surroundings, on a forest walk or on city streets, and focus intently on what you see, hear and feel, and you will quickly feel the benefits - a sense of wonder and awe, of compassion and gratitude – a recent scientific study suggests. Photo: Shutterstock

Tap into a sense of wonder by focusing on the small things around you, on a nature walk or city streets

  • Study participants who did regular ‘awe walks’ where they focused intently on their surroundings felt more joyful and grateful, and less distressed
  • By training ourselves to appreciate better the world around us, in the city or in nature, we can cultivate similar feelings of awe, experts say

Topic |   Wellness
Open yourself up to your surroundings, on a forest walk or on city streets, and focus intently on what you see, hear and feel, and you will quickly feel the benefits - a sense of wonder and awe, of compassion and gratitude – a recent scientific study suggests. Photo: Shutterstock Open yourself up to your surroundings, on a forest walk or on city streets, and focus intently on what you see, hear and feel, and you will quickly feel the benefits - a sense of wonder and awe, of compassion and gratitude – a recent scientific study suggests. Photo: Shutterstock
Open yourself up to your surroundings, on a forest walk or on city streets, and focus intently on what you see, hear and feel, and you will quickly feel the benefits - a sense of wonder and awe, of compassion and gratitude – a recent scientific study suggests. Photo: Shutterstock
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