Vitamin 'Sea' Thu, Jul 19, 2018
I’ve recently had the urge to visit the ocean and it’s been on my mind so much that I googled “Why do I feel like I need to see the ocean?” … I know, it’s super weird but I read a few interesting facts behind the psychology of the beach and our brains!
I very creatively copied and pasted some quotes from the articles I read:
- The ocean has calming affects on our brain, “Staring at the ocean actually changes our brain waves’ frequency and puts us into a mild meditative state.”
- The noises — coupled with the visuals — activate your parasympathetic nervous system, which is “responsible for slowing us down and allowing us to relax and feel more engaged,”
- When we're near the ocean, the mind switches into a different mode of engagement, known as the default mode network— The ocean activates creativity!
- Standing beside a vast ocean or swimming in an epic lake brings inevitable awareness of this great, big world and your teensy, tiny place in it.