The Nordic countries do a pretty great job balancing out their quality of life. It's a skill that many of us Americans tend to lack (to no fault of our own), and it's now being shared to those who are in need of it the most.
Sweden is inviting five stressed-out people to spend three days in a specially-designed class cabin surrounded by stunning views of nature. It's all part of a case study that promotes well-being, meant to improve health and reduce stress simultaneously, and will be recorded by researchers from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm.
Of course, results won't come along simply by sitting around in a cabin. The guests, which include a British broadcaster, German police officer, a Parisian taxi driver, London journalist, and a New York event co-ordinator, will also be required to take part in activities like swimming, fishing, and even cooking off the grid.
With the results publishing next month, the cabins will be available for the public to book thereafter. Whether the Swedish way of living rubs off on you for a weekend or for a lifetime, it's got to be good.
As Jennie Skogsborn Missuna, Chief Experience Officer at Visit Sweden, said: "For many Swedes, nature is a source of recovery, and works as a springboard for self-development, quality of life and happiness. We want to give people around the world an opportunity to gain insight into the relationship that Swedes have with their environment and inspire more visitors to explore Sweden’s vast, accessible nature."