There is nothing like a walk around the block for a breath of fresh air.
Why is that?
We all need something in stepping out for a break. There is something in getting outside that gives us a second wind, a clearing of the mind, and a sense of being settled. It works wonders on our mind, on our body, and our spirit when we head outside.
For many, a walk outside is how they find some ideas, a resolution of some confusion, or just simply coming to terms with reality. There is something about being outdoors that does good for us.
An Outdoor Break
When we were kids, we were just like any other kid. We couldn’t wait to go outside. We didn’t walk out, we ran out the door. Sure, we couldn’t wait to see our friends, to play some game, or to explore some area behind the neighborhood. When you think about it, whatever the reason, it was just being outside that made a difference.
The need to get out and be outdoors has always been there throughout our life. Every time we did go out, it brought us so much good. It somehow adds to our lives in more ways we can count.
What we have yet to do is make outdoors a part of our day-to-day life, an outdoor break that’s integrated into how we live our life.
Discover An Outdoor Hobby
Getting out of doors becomes easier when you match it with an outdoor activity.
You might imagine putting on a pair of Salomon X Ultra-lightweight hiking shoes or swinging Douglas Fly Rods at the edge of a slow-moving river. Enjoy the trails, the rivers, and everything that nature has.
You can just simply go out for a daily walk. A walk outside every morning is a rejuvenating habit. Seeing yourself out the door actively moving, enjoying the cool morning air, the birds chirping and the dawn breaking while everyone is still in bed can start the day on the right note.
You will notice things when you start a simple walk around the block. You will start to notice your body more, your thoughts, your feelings. You will start to notice the neighborhood, the ways of the outdoors. You miss out when you’re in a hurry.
This very personal experience of self-awareness is something you can experience in any other outdoor activity you choose that promises to enrich your life. Think running, hiking, fishing or kayaking.
There’s a list of outdoor activities available for you to do at any given time of the year. Ask yourself what you’ve always wanted to do outdoors. Then, go and make it happen.
Perks of An Outdoor Enthusiast
When you find yourself engaging in your favorite outdoor activity, you’ll certainly get into the gears.
Outdoors can be enjoyed any time of the day with a simple pair of walking or running shoes and your walking shorts and shirt. But as you get deeper into your outdoor hobby, you’d probably start to geek out on the gadgets – tools associated with your chosen activity.
If you’re into hiking, you’d probably invest in some daypacks, outdoor apps or park maps. If you’re into fishing, you’d start looking into fishing rods, types of baits, and books on local fish species and their unique biome. If you’re into kayaking, you’d probably start eyeing a sit-in kayak from lightweight kevlar.
You don’t have to spend much on any of these outdoor hobbies, but your interest can get you to invest more into it, something you can look forward to.
Being With Other Fellow Outdoor Enthusiasts
Part of being outdoors is meeting others who enjoy it as you do. They are fellow enthusiasts who enjoy more sunshine, more green, or more solitude in the woods. They might be looking for a physical challenge, a refreshing change from the daily grind at work. Be open to being with fellow human beings appreciating the outdoors. They too have something to give.
Get Outdoors And Add More To Your Life
So, which outdoor hobby could you get into? Would you be open to getting that outdoor break and making it a regular part of your life?
If you do, you will certainly be happy you did.