Boost creativity and productivity by getting back to nature.

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Sometimes it's not enough to just take a day off of work or get out of the city; we need to immerse ourselves in nature to access our full potential for creative thought, focus, and productivity. History's greatest minds knew it and recent research confirms it. So clear your calendar, switch off your phone, and get out there. Need camping gear or someone to find a free campsite for this weekend? TaskRabbit can help! http://www.taskrabbit.com

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  • Back to nature:Boost creativity and productivity by getting outside.
  • Nature
  • restores mentalfunctioning in the same way thatfood and water restore bodies.Nature
  • restores mentalfunctioning in the same way thatfood and water restore bodies.NatureAdam Alter, Assistant Professor ofMarketing and Psychology at NYU
  • Dr. Marc Berman and fellow Universityof Michigan researchers found that:
  • A!er subjects paused for a walk through anarboretum, performance on memory andattention tests improved by
  • A!er subjects paused for a walk through anarboretum, performance on memory andattention tests improved by20%.
  • When the same subjects were sent on a breakto stroll down a busy street in town,
  • When the same subjects were sent on a breakto stroll down a busy street in town,no cognitive boostwas detected.
  • I go to nature to be soothed and healed,
  • I go to nature to be soothed and healed,and to have my senses put in order.
  • I go to nature to be soothed and healed,and to have my senses put in order.John Burroughs,Naturalist and Essayist
  • A study in Holland showed that out of thoseliving in areas with only 10% green space,
  • A study in Holland showed that out of thoseliving in areas with only 10% green space,of those peopleexperienced anxiety disorders.2.6%
  • In areas with 90% green space,
  • In areas with 90% green space,of subjectsexperienced anxiety disorders.only 1.8%
  • "O!en when we feel depleted we reach for a cup of coee,
  • "O!en when we feel depleted we reach for a cup of coee,but research suggests a better way to get energized is to
  • "O!en when we feel depleted we reach for a cup of coee,but research suggests a better way to get energized is toconnect with nature."
  • "O!en when we feel depleted we reach for a cup of coee,but research suggests a better way to get energized is toconnect with nature."Richard Ryan, Author and Professor ofPsychology at the University of Rochester
  • The University of Kansas found that a!er only threedays immersed in nature, subjects displayed a
  • in creativity.50%increaseThe University of Kansas found that a!er only threedays immersed in nature, subjects displayed a
  • Look deep into nature,
  • Look deep into nature,and then you will understandeverything better.
  • Look deep into nature,and then you will understandeverything better.Albert Einstein,Theoretical Physicist