Do I have any sunset lover on my reader’s list? Oh, you are one of them. Great! You are going to enjoy this read surely. I bet.
SUNSETS – The sheer beauty that expresses the calm and serene side of nature.
Sunsets are intensively romantic, aren’t they?
I mean, don’t you agree the time truly stops when you witness the alluring colors of the sky at the golden hour? And watching them with your loved ones? I wish I had felt it already to include that here. But unfortunately, I am yet to explore that.
“Sunsets are always better shared.”
― Wayne Gerard Trotman
Sunsets are truly so inspiring. They are the most beautiful phenomenon of the universe that humans have been blessed to see, feel and live. Some people are inarguably in love with the sunsets. They love how the charismatic changes happen in the colors of the sky.
One can continuously talk about the beauty of sunsets. Here, I will be sharing some scientific reasons that explain why you feel the way you do while looking at them.
Sunsets come every day, irrespective of where you are. Yet, a lot of us wait to go to the mountains or hills or be on a vacation to capture the moment and show it off on our social media.
They happen every single day. The sky undergoes the mesmerizing transition of colors every day. And, as soon it happens, the sky blends in its colors too. While the colors leave, the effects of the enchanting view stay in our minds.
Hence, here are the reasons for you to admire sunsets if you don’t already.
Slowing down the time
Knowingly or unknowingly, today, we are living an extremely fast pace life. We are always in a hurry to do things – meeting our work deadlines or simply having a meal for the day. This gives us the reason to experience sunsets.
Sunsets slow down the time. How? You may ask. According to research conducted in 2012, the participants of the research experienced the sunsets and felt a sense of awe. They defined it as an emotion that gave them the feeling that they had more time available with them.
After watching the sunset, they felt that they were less impatient. By taking out time for a sunset every day, ironically, they were able to retain the lost control on their 24 hours of the day.
Sunsets are a great source of positivity, they allow you to appreciate life.
Brings emotional prosperity
Appreciating the natural phenomenon and beauty of sunsets increases the mental well-being, it uplifts the level of generosity in your mind and propagates the satisfaction towards life as a whole.
The secret is to enjoy and feel the process completely without letting anything distract you from the view. People who are connected with nature and their surroundings are, generally, happier than others who aren’t. They develop positive emotions by being around nature.
Soaking up a sublime sunset at the end of the day will explicitly raise your emotional well-being.
Sunsets increase your energy level
After a tiring day, most of us would need a cup of coffee. We crave coffee to get us going for the rest of the hours and complete our tasks. But studies suggest that direct contact with nature is rather more effective and helpful to fuel our soul.
And what better than a gleaming sunset to reenergize you. Sunsets, with their sense of soothing, increases your level of productivity. Watching sunsets will help you feel more energized.
Dedicating a few minutes of the day to yourself is always worth it. Especially, when it connects you with nature. There is no other source to give some feel-good vibes other than the nature around you.
Makes you more concerned about others
Studies have concluded that witnessing a sunset makes the individual more social. It arouses concern for others.
The positive emotions that are catered upon by being in contact with nature increase the feelings of staying connected to their people.
Becoming close to nature brought the people in a generous mood and made them more kind and polite towards the people in their surroundings.
Connecting with nature, specifically, sunsets produce the feeling of care, protection and concern. It helps to substantiate a person’s social wellness.
Colors of sunset ignite excitement
While sunset can be experienced while doing other physical activities like running or biking. Simply sitting to observe and feel the colors of the changing sky boosts mindfulness in the person.
The orange, red and yellow of the sky promotes stress reduction and welcomes the feelings of excitement, enthusiasm and warmth in mind. The psychology of these colors associates them with being energetic and improving the cognitive functioning of the brain.
Sunsets are timeless and should be celebrated to thank the universe for adding a day more to our existence on the planet. They teach us to be grateful. And, gratitude always helps you become a better individual.
Sun was called the ‘child of goodness’ by Socrates. He compared the good with the Sun. So, if you are a sunset lover, I hope you would have been able to relate and feel the science-backed facts I mentioned here.
Associating oneself with natural beauty has been proven to be more rewarding in terms of mental wellness as compared to artistic or moral beauty. Nature is the ultimate source of positivity and appreciating it helps us soothe our minds.
Sunsets have always managed to find a place in the words and hearts of poets, writers and romantics. They nurture the positivity for the person and help them too. To be able to experience sunsets is a gift given to us by nature. We ought to embrace and inculcate its wellness in our lives.
“Never waste any amount of time doing anything important when there is a sunset outside that you should be sitting under!”
― C. JoyBell C.
Taking out some time from our busy schedule to patiently sit and view a sunset is more helpful towards giving us a spiritual outlook in life and accepting the situations for our benefit. Slowing down a bit on the way to absorb and reflect upon the beauty of a sunset is extremely rewarding got all the reasons mentioned above.
So, if you find yourself in the position to witness a sunset next time. Do not let it go. Simply stay, feel and embrace the view you have been blessed with. No matter wherever you are.