Researchers at the London School of Economics are using GPS to map how places influence people’s feelings. So far they’ve had more than 2 million responses from over 36,000 people, and it seems that we’re happier in green and natural environments than in cities. No surprise there then: An overview of 10 different studies showed that spending just five minutes in nature improved self-esteem (Psychology Today).
It gets better: Marc Berman, a cognitive neuroscience researcher, has found that spending time nature is “good for cognitive functioning” (Greening our minds).
You’ll find more about the LSE research at the Mappiness site, but if you care about your own bodymind, watch this place.