WELLNESS
02/13/2015 08:21 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Stress Tip: Look At Something Beautiful

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For the next 30 days, GPS for the Soul and meQuilibrium are providing you tips on how to live a healthier, happier and stress-free life. See the previous stress tips here.

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You're stuffed to the gills with advice on why and how to eat more greens, get more exercise and meditate more (or at all). But how often are you told to get a steady diet of beautiful things?

Beauty is not just a nice add-on -- it has a function and purpose, and it plays a real role in the quality of your life and mental state. Studies show patients heal faster when they have a view of the outside from bed, and we are naturally drawn to spaces that please our senses. This week, make it a priority to put yourself in front of something beautiful -- natural or manmade.

Visit your favorite museum or take in a new exhibit; walk through a garden or your favorite furniture store. Even spending 20 minutes on Pinterest can deliver up loads of eye candy. Every little bit of beauty counts. As we say in our book, "Those who are most resilient schedule beauty and humor into their days rather than wait for these sources of joy to come to them."

Read more on how to pay attention to beauty.

--Posted by Lindsay Holmes

Learn more useful information about stress and your health! Order meQuilibrium's new book, meQuilibrium: 14 Days to Cooler, Calmer, and Happier, co-authored by meQuilibrium CEO Jan Bruce, Adam Perlman, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, and Andrew Shatté, Ph.D., Chief Science Officer.

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