+ Add new article

6 Benefits of Being in Nature You Can Get This Weekend

Here are 6 benefits of being in nature you can get this weekend (or if you’re super excited to try, just go right now!)

6 Benefits of Being in Nature You Can Get This Weekend

I never used to be an outdoors person until a few years ago, when I found myself living in New Hampshire, where there was nothing to do but go in nature. Turns out it’s not bad at all, in fact, I now spend every single weekend hiking somewhere scenic and it’s greatly improved my quality of life.

Here are 6 benefits of being in nature you can get this weekend (or if you’re super excited to try, just go right now!)

1. Clear mind

A long walk in the mountains will quiet down your thought. Frankly, at first you might be a little surprised because silence is a scarce thing nowadays.

There will be no cars, no screaming children, no loud music. The sound of silence is surprisingly pleasant and will immediately soothe your mind. Living in cities, we are exposed to constant information our brains have to process. It’s a complete overload.

Give your head a break from the city noise and let it think clearly for a few hours. You’ll feel like a new person.

2. Decreased stress levels

Nature moves at its own pace. When you’re out fishing, you don’t worry about rushing to work or picking up your drycleaning.

Think of being in nature as you time and put everything else on hold for a little while. Picture your hike as your personal space where no worries can reach you. You’ll have plenty of time to think about that later. Just enjoy the fresh air. 

3. Creative inspiration

If you’re a creative mind, nature can do wonders for you. Fashion designers get inspiration from animal and plant patterns. Musicians hear sounds they like and produce hits. Writers let their thoughts run free and come back with great pieces. See how the outdoors can inspire you.

4. You’ll get a break from technology

Do you feel like you’re constantly staring at your cell phone? It’s probably because you are. I am guilty of that, too.
We get no break from electronic glare and it’s really bad for our eyes, plus it can disrupt the sleep cycle and just leave you feeling like trash.

Leave your phone home and go out with a pen and paper instead. Or if you don’t feel like it, just bring a hammock and take a nap in the woods. Disconnecting will refresh you.

5. You’ll get really fit legs

That’s because hiking can be intense, if you’ve got a steep hill to climb. Being in nature is a great way to push your body in a gentle way. Plus, it doesn’t feel like exercise because you’re too busy chasing that sweet sunset you can watch from the top of the mountain.

Who needs a gym! 

6. Enjoy a healthy appetite

Do you ever eat just because it’s a certain time of the day even if you’re not hungry? Me too. Being outside will make you work up a healthy appetite and it’s the kind of appetite for fresh, hearty meals, not junk food. It’s a win-win.

whatsapp shareshare by Emailtwitter sharefacebook share
About us Privacy policy Contact us