In a magazine I was reading, they list this as one of the calming things to do to relax. A psych study states that looking out at nature scenes gives a person a greater drop in heart rate than watching the same scene(s) on TV. So next time you're paying the bills or sipping tea, sit by your biggest window! I admit that I never do this at home. I'd have a lovely view of the park behind my house...that is, if they (the city) would ever cut down the trees that have grown too tall to block my view of it!