Living Lab
Beautiful Things

Noticing nature’s beauty has been shown to increase life satisfaction and wellbeing.

This exercise takes between 3-10 minutes

Recorded by Jamie, photographer and filmmaker who loves sharing his nature imagery with others!
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Text Instructions

Step 1: Choose a comfortable sitting location and allow yourself some time to feel relaxed and settled.

Step 2: Find 5 beautiful things. Don’t forget to look in unusual places, like down low or in amongst the bushes. They can be things you see, hear, taste, smell or feel.

Step 3: Use this time to reflect and be grateful for all the benefits that nature has offered during this trail.

Stay in your spot as long as you feel comfortable but aim for between 3 – 10 minutes and remember to use all your senses.  A good guide for the length of time is being there long enough for the birds and animals to forget you are there!  

How will it make you feel

Tuning into the beauty of everyday nature is something we can do anywhere and at any time. As our appreciation of nature’s beauty increases, so does our happiness and sense of community

Nature offers us so many wonderful benefits… what can you do in return?