Hugh: Looking for a boost? Watching sunrises and sunsets can improve your overall well-being
Written by Hugh Campbell on January 26, 2023
It’s no secret that the winter months of the year can get you down. It’s cold, snowy, and dark so much of the time. If you’re looking to help yourself out of a funk, taking in some light at specific points of the day can really be beneficial, according to recent research. The sun rises and sets every single day, but a lot of people don’t bother to take the time to soak in the view. Apparently, people feel better after watching both sunrises and sunsets, coming away with an increased perceptions of natural beauty and a feeling of awe. These internal boosters have the potential to really turn your day around by improving mood, enhancing positive social behaviour, and increasing positive emotions. All of these factors lead to greater satisfaction and improved well-being overall. Of course, countless studies have shown how important it is to spend time outdoors, and we now may have an extra reason to step outside at dawn and dusk for our own good.