It’s a shame to come to the realization that many of us will go their whole lives without ever really getting to experience and appreciate the beauty and majesty of the great outdoors. Mother Nature is all around, a short drive for anyone to appreciate and yet so little do in comparison to those that don’t. My hope through this article is the change of priority to encourage those who normally wouldn’t to find something worth trying outside.
Anyone could tell you: ‘Hey! Go outdoors and appreciate it, will ya?’ But I fear that this wouldn’t be very effective for the many who have no idea what there is to do amid the elements of nature, let alone how to appreciate it while doing so.
The first thing to suggest might be the most complicated in terms of planning and execution, but it might be the most satisfying when it is all said and done. Taking a camping trip with some friends or your family could really get you back in touch with the world around you as well as those people that are around you. There is an indescribable bond that occurs with those spending time together camping, and it is something magical for whole families to experience.
You might be among the many that simply cannot take off for a few days and rough it out with your family in a tent. So something you could do is to hop on your Yamaha ATV and hit some trails with your close buddies. Anyone could tell you that an all terrain vehicle beats running yourself to death on fitness equipment any day. So get your heart racing because of the thrill of a hill climb, not because you ran two miles on a treadmill.
If you are a stickler for some exercise with your delve into Mother Nature, perhaps you should get some close friends or family and go out on a hike. Every single state offers several parks offering miles and miles of hiking trails, all with beautiful sights to see. The best ones have lookout points, for you to take out your Canon SLR camera and memorialize the moments of majestic scenery with you and your hiking companions.
You might just need a more dramatic approach to jump start your appreciation of nature. You might consider going hunting or fishing, because these activities can reintroduce you to Mother Nature and your ancestral instincts of survival.
You see there is no shortage of things to do to appreciate the world around you. These are just a few of the many possibilities and you should find which one is going to work best for you.