Have you ever noticed how quiet it is when you are out in nature? Near the water or walking in the woods, you may hear the rustle of the wind and the song of the birds. You take a deep breath and can feel yourself fill with life and exhale and relax with joy. Nature heals us in many ways. Soothing sounds, fresh air, and beautiful landscapes all contribute to the experience. There is something super charged in this experience!
Scientists have linked this boosted positivity to the abundance of negative ions in the air. Negative ions are oxygen particles that have an extra electron causing them to have a negative charge. Positive ions, on the other hand, are given off by electronic equipment causing static electricity and tend to lead to illness and depression.
Not only is it important to get out side and enjoy the negative ions, but you can increase the negative ions and reduce the positive ions in your home by making a few simple changes. Try having an indoor plant, burning candles or opening the windows! You can also get a salt lamp, an indoor water fountain, or an ionizer. Be sure to unplug any unnecessary electronics and use heating and air conditioning only when necessary. You can reduce static electricity in your clothes by hanging them to dry or hand washing instead of dry cleaning.
Just be sure to get some fresh air and catch some rays every day!