Feeling frustrated by your current lifestyle? Is your work-life balance disturbingly unbalanced? If so, here are 3 reasons why spending more time outdoors could be what you need.
1. Escaping the city is one of the best reasons to spend more time outdoors. Fresh air is something we all need, but too often we're surrounded by traffic and pollution. Noise is another of the great gripes people have with city life, so if you want to hear nothing but wildlife and nature, give outdoors a try.
2. Get Creative: Nature and wilderness encourage your creative side to come out and get engaged actively. May it be photography, painting or writing, the outdoors provide inspiration for all. It will help you reboot yourself if you have hit a creative wall and get you thinking out of the box. If you're stressed, feeling bogged down, the great outdoors offers a chance to escape from modern life and clear your head.
3. Annoyed with the impolite and impersonal nature of the city where you're tired of being ignored on the trains or bumping into people on the street, then a trip to countryside towns and villages, where people are happy to offer a smile and say hello will be a welcome change. The countryside also offers a slower paced lifestyle with more time to stop and take a deep breath. If you have a young family, it can be difficult to find quality time together in suburban life. Why not drive out to the countryside and take them on walks and show them things they've only seen before in geography textbooks.