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How to Rekindle Your Love Of the Outdoors.

May 8, 2018 by  
Filed under Relationships, Weekly Columns

(Akiit.comEveryone who spends time in the outdoors knows just how enjoyable the activity can be, but it’s one of those things that’s easy to forget. If it has been a long time since we set off into the wilderness for a weekend of fun, then it can feel like one of those things that we’d kinda like to do, but not enough to get up off the couch and get out there. So if you’ve temporarily fallen out of love with the outdoors, how do you get it back on your good side? We take a look below. You’ll be out there in no time.

Find a Friend

Sometimes, all it takes is a slight push, and we’re straight back into our old ways. If you lack the motivation to organise everything yourself, why not rope a friend – or a group of friends – in, and begin an outdoor adventure together? When you’re splitting the responsibility of driving, packing food, and providing entertainment, you’ll be much more inclined to get out of the house and spend an afternoon in the great outdoors.

Treat Yourself

Even if we usually love the outdoors, sometimes it can begin to feel like the same old, same old. When this happens, we can either power through and wait for the buzz to come back, or we can speed the process up by treating ourselves to a new piece of kit. When it comes to the outdoors, there’s no shortage of cool gadgets that can make your recreational activity of choice more enjoyable. If you’re a hiker, then a GPS that allows you to map your trip might be all it takes. If you’re a hunter, then take a look at great scopes for elk hunting; they’ll take your skills up to the next level. And if you’re a mountain biker? Well, you’ve probably been looking for an excuse to buy a new bike…so here it is.

A New Activity

If the new piece of equipment won’t do the trick, then why not try a new activity altogether? It’s easy to get into the rhythm of always doing the same thing each weekend, but there’s no shortage of activities and landscapes to explore. If you’re usually found in the mountains, why not mix up the landscape, and explore the coast, instead? You don’t even necessarily have to be on land; there’s plenty of fun to be had out on the ocean, too.

Take a Trip

You can take this “mixing up the landscape” to the extreme edge by building your next getaway around the outdoors. There’s nothing that’ll rekindle your love like spending time in an environment that you’ve only ever seen in photographs before! Head to Europe, or out West, or down to South America, and explore the scenery. You’ll be in love in no time!

Think of The Benefits

If all else fails, then why not just think of the benefits of the outdoors, of which there are many. It’s good for your body, mind and soul: that should be enough to get you out of the house!

Staff Writer; Jerry Ford

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