The easiest way to drastically boost your mood? Birdsong! The science that proves it

Birds use chirps, trills, and warbles to attract mates, warn others of predators, and defend their territory. But every time they sing, they indicate that all is right with the world. And when we feel that reassurance, something deep within us feels deeply reassured. This effect is so strong that spending time listening to birds can ease depression, reduce feelings of worry, help you stay in the present, and better connect with those around you. Here’s what the research says: Birdsong greatly relieves depression and anxiety. Birdwatchers have been talking…

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