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Power Of Sunsets

By Rehmat Kaur

Volume 3 Issue 4

May 18, 2023

Power Of Sunsets

Image Provided by Rehmat Kaur

Exotic locations are not needed to appreciate a sunset's peaceful, gorgeous, and life-changing moments. The sun rises and sets every day, so, there's no reason you can't take a few moments to appreciate it.   

  

Health Benefits  

Viewing sunsets have a transcending spiritual component that is beneficial, therapeutic, creative, and restorative. It's a meditation that helps you cleanse your thoughts of anything happening outside of that moment. One of the best ways to decompress is to watch the sunset. According to research, being around nature and particularly natural light can help people feel less stressed and anxious. You can slow down, unwind, and enjoy the beauty of nature by watching the sun slowly sink behind the horizon. Sunsets may make us feel insignificant (but in a positive way), and in these moments, sublime; you feel a connection that reminds us of the infinite potential within each of us. They remind us of the beauty that exists in the world. According to 2012 research, participants who experienced the beauty and power of the sunset reported feeling like they had more time available and were less impatient.   

You can enjoy sunsets in several ways, including exercising, strolling, bicycling, or just sitting and looking. Exercise has been shown to reduce the signs and symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depression. However, merely sitting and watching the sunset can also improve your health by allowing you to engage in mindfulness exercises. According to a study published in Perspectives on Psychological Science, mindfulness is "the nonjudgmental awareness of experiences in the present moment". It has been shown to have numerous advantages, including lowered levels of stress and enhanced cognitive function. Watching the literal passage of time as the sun descends below the horizon is a perfect way to practice being present. Many more gorgeous sunsets will inspire, raise us, and help us rise beyond the trivial to live a full life. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sources  

https://studyfinds.org/sunrises-sunsets-well-being/ 

https://www.ambong-ambong.com/blog/health-benefits-of-watching-sunsets/#:~:text=Watching%20the%20sunset%20can%20be,help%20reduce%20your%20stress%20levels.  

https://www.agoldlining.com/post/reasons-why-you-should-make-time-for-the-sunset#:~:text=Research%20shows%20that%20sunsets%20have,a%20reason%20to%20go%20outside

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/minding-the-body/201407/how-admiring-the-sunset-changes-you-the-better 

https://communikait.com/2018/06/5-reasons-why-sunsets-are-good-for-your-health/ 

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/make-time-for-sunset_n_5066629 

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