15 Ways to Explore the Great Outdoors



Did you know that June has been proclaimed National Great Outdoors Month? Well, it is, and though it has only been so for a short period of time. There is no time like the present to capitalize on the endless things one can do to enjoy the great outdoors. In addition, the government is encouraging you get out there. On June 5th of 2019, the US Senate officially designated June 2019 as 'Great Outdoors Month. So, why not oblige and have a worry free good ole time?


Relieve Stress

If you are feeling a little or a lot of stress lately, do know that it may be time to pack your bags and take a trip to the great outdoors. We can’t stress this enough, being outdoors is an elixir that helps the mental, spiritual, and physical state improve. Engaging in outdoor activities do help with going within, releasing, and relaxing. As an adult you are entitled to take a time out without consequences. Taking relaxing breaks can be beneficial to the total being. They help lower your blood pressure and have you feeling great about yourself or life. Summer is practically here, leaving no better time to pick up and go. Stop the excuses, commit to making the great outdoors a new habit to embark on to help calm the nerves and live a jubilant life.


Here are 15 ideas to get you out of your home and comfort zone and out on a trail or outdoors somewhere having the time of your life; making memories that will last a lifetime.



15 Ways to Explore the Great Outdoors!


1. Camping or Glamping

a. Make some smores, tell some stories, chat, relax, rest.

2. Hiking/Rock Climbing

3. Boating, Yachting

4. Cycling

5. Beach/Pool/Lake Hopping

a. swimming

6. Picnicking or Barbequing

a. Host a gathering

7. Road Tripping

a. Take a near road trip or gather up a friend or family member and head to another state.

8. Jog, Run, Walk

9. Bird Watching

10. Jet Skiing

11. Fly Fishing

12. Relaxing on a Hammock

a. Sit out in nature and just live or sleep with no worries in the world.

13. Water Rafting

14. Explore National Parks

15. Sit or take in all that nature has to offer

a. Whether participating in yoga, being still, day dreaming, journaling, explore the great outdoors.



If you are not up for exploring the adventures of ‘The Great Outdoors’ on a high level quite yet, you can always rent a hotel and a movie or two. Watch the 1998 comedy, "The Great Outdoors" starring the late John Candy and Daniel Aykroyd. They added a lot of laughter and fun in vacationing outdoors. Laughter is always great food for the soul, especially with so much seriousness happening in the world, it can also help with losing weight. No matter what you engage in this Month or Summer, try to commit to being more conscious about the benefits of the great outdoors. Have some belly laughs, unwind and have yourself a great ole time.


Pondering Question(s):

Where can you go to take part in the Great Outdoors this Summer?

Who can you take with you to emit the least amount of stress?

Pick a day or weekend, pencil it in and start planning your great fun filled escape.



Reference:

The Great Outdoors 2022

https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2022/06/03/2022-12124/great-outdoors-month-2022


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