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Home Becomes A Stressful Environment? Relax in Nature Parks

Home Becomes A Stressful Environment? Relax in Nature Parks

In the current work landscape here in the Philippines, many of us work at home. It provides many benefits, like lessening financial costs, waking up early, ditching travel time, etc. Work-from-home solves all those problems, but it also has a few disadvantages. One of these disadvantages is that it can take away a few of your personal hours which you use as extra work hours.

A home is a place in which a person usually relaxes after a day’s work. It is a place where you get to sit down, loosen up, and not think about anything but the time you dedicate to yourself or your loved ones. Moreover, what happens when your home becomes a stressful environment? What happens when you find the place where you feel highly relaxed before being a place that reminds you of work? It can remove the home‘s sense of coziness and comfortability and replace it with an afterimage of your work environment.

Try visiting a nature park to replenish yourself. So, it can help you relax or get away from the work that stresses you out at home.

Why a Nature Park?

Time for you to touch grass

Let’s face it. If a home provides stressful conditions for you, then you should start leaving it from time to time. Find an environment in which you can just think about nothing but your well-being. Nature parks can be that option for you.

Spending time in nature can lower stress and can better memory. Try wandering around the park. You can just aimlessly walk and immerse yourself in your surroundings.


If you want to rest, you can go for it. Rest in a park. Sit in trees, benches, or grass and just close your eyes. Meditate to the natural sounds you can hear coming from moving trees, chirping birds, and whistling grass. Just bathe yourself in nature, it can help you get your mind off of things.

Even though many people go to parks, the sounds of nature may be hard to find. Although, listening to people enjoy themselves, especially the kids can brighten up your outlook and can provide you with an overall positive mood.

Add in some physical exercise

If you are looking for a more active method of visiting nature parks, you can always include physical exercise. Enjoy the fresh air offered by trees while breathing in and out of your jog or walk. It is a scenario where you hit two birds with one stone, which clearly has no downside for you.

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Bring some company along

Try bringing some company along to enjoy the location. It would be nice to have a friend, family, or pet to enjoy the amenities offered by nature. After all, the more the merrier, right? In addition, talk about certain topics that would not make you feel tense with your friends or family, or take your dog for a walk and play with him/her. Anything that will make your experience even more so fulfilling to brighten up your mood throughout the day.

List of A Few Nature Parks in Metro Manila

  • La Mesa Eco Park, Quezon City
Photo credits: TripAdvisor
  • Arroceros Forest Park, Ermita, Manila
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  • UP Diliman, Quezon City
Photo Credits: Flickr
  • Ayala Triangle Gardens, Makati City
Photo Credits: TripAdvisor

Here are a few nature parks you can visit. While there are many other nature parks surrounding Metro Manila, you can go visit them as well for a quick escape. Also, there are many small nature parks in your city that you can visit if some big parks are far from you. As long as they can satisfy your needs for relaxation and become an escape from your stressful environment at home, then it would be nice if you would continue utilizing nature parks as a problem solver.


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