A new interactive study by Unify Cosmos has revealed the 50 most relaxing destinations in the world, and Central Park comes in at number 11.
Unify Cosmos is a personal development and spiritual growth website, and they’ve compiled sounds from these relaxing places into a soundtrack on their website.
Central Park’s portion of the soundtrack plays the sound of rain tapping on benches, the crunching of leaves, bagpipes and other sounds of the city in the background. You can hear the sounds used in the video below (which also includes some nice relaxing visuals).
Just beating Central Park, here are the top 10 relaxing destinations in the world, according to the study, which used search volume data to compile the list:
- Yosemite, California
- Onda Beach, Dominican Republic
- Jökulsárlón, Iceland
- Aegean Islands, Greece
- The Boundary Waters, Minnesota
- Siargao Island Beach, Philippines
- Mount Fuji, Japan
- Nova Scotia Shores, Canada
- Makena Beach, Maui, Hawaii
- Tatra Mountains, Poland
Some psychologists argue that taking the time to stop and listen to the natural sounds of your surroundings can boost well-being, increase generosity, and enhance life satisfaction – therefore a moment that deserves to be savored.
David Foley, Owner at Unify Cosmos says “Take a second to close your eyes, pause, breathe in these sounds of nature, and dream a little, regardless of where you are – because listening to crashing waves, or birds in the trees can bring many other things to your life.”
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