“Living close to nature is wonderful for your mental health.” – Daniel Quinn

Living in a concrete jungle is all fun and games until you realise it’s been more than 6 months since your last vacation, or you haven’t even kept your phone aside for 5 minutes before it starts buzzing again with an ‘urgent’ work email. Sounds all too familiar, doesn’t it? Did you know its human instinct to be ‘in the wild’, or rather be surrounded by nature, and it’s also known to be a natural remedy?

Have you noticed that when you come back to the office after your vacation, you feel brand new? Your enthusiasm, energy and motivation levels have been completely restored, similar to when you first started your job. This is purely because the healing effects of being surrounded by nature, whether trees, mountains, lakes or oceans actually helps improve your mental wellbeing, by reducing your stress and anxiety levels (to name a few).

When you’re picking a hotel to stay at for your hotel; remember that being surrounded by nature will help your body and mind completely relax. Ceylon Tea Trails, for example offers completely isolated bungalows giving you seclusion and privacy – the ideal setting to recharge and find yourself.

If you’re doing some form of physical exercise, like trekking through tea plantations or hiking around mountains, the clean air, vast open spaces and endless views of lush greenery will soothe all your senses. Whether you’re feeling demotivated or stuck in a rut, challenging yourself to partake in things that you usually wouldn’t, will broaden and relax your mind.

Just remember, everything in moderation is the best way to ensure you overall health is looked after. Sri Lanka is a naturally beautiful destination and perfect if you want to completely unplug and recharge.