Did you know...?
Stephen and Rachel Kaplan, professors and researchers
at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, have found a link between mental burnout
at work and a lack of exposure to nature. In one study, office workers with at least
a view of trees from a window experienced lower levels of job pressure and higher
levels of job satisfaction than those with no natural view.
"What we've discovered is that one's capacity to focus and direct attention becomes fatigued in the modern world. People become irritable, erratic, and less competent. Natural environments are the best cure" says Stephen Kaplan.