If you have no windows in your room or workspace, try creating faux nature views with pictures, screens and plants. There’s evidence that these kinds of images can reduce stress.
You might think about this when choosing gifts for people who could use some biophilic downtime but have poor views from their windows or find it hard to get outdoors. Perhaps they’d appreciate a painting or a photograph – maybe even a framed photo you’ve taken yourself or one of your own paintings or drawings. Or you might enjoy compiling a personalised playlist of much-loved landscapes and load it into a digital photo frame.
This is one of a series of tips I’m posting every Tuesday for the next few weeks, highlighting Christmas gifts and activities which promote digital wellbeing. There are gifts you can enjoy making yourself, as part of your own tech/nature practice, and gifts to buy for the geeky people in your life.
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Buying for geeky friends or family? Here’s the perfect fireside read: Nature and Wellbeing in the Digital Age: how to feel better without logging off.