The way that most humans live is a little unusual because, as a creature of the earth, we belong outdoors, breathing in the fresh air and feeling the sun on our faces. In reality, at any given time, be it in the office or at home, we’re mostly indoors.
If you’re familiar with my blog and me as a person, you know too well that I absolutely thrive in a natural environment. Give me the mountains and forests over a museum in the city at any given day. Hiking, interacting with animals and exploring natural environments is my inspiration for traveling.
According to an article from CNBC, about 55% of the world’s population lives in an urban area and by 2050, nearly two-thirds of the world will be living within a city. If you’re a part of that majority, here are some tips to help you achieve an outdoorsy lifestyle, something I fully believe benefits you both physically and mentally.
Here’s How to Achieve an Outdoorsy Lifestyle:
Find Your Crowd
We are who we surround ourselves with and that’s why I like being around people who are equally as keen to exploring the outdoors as I am. Whether I’m hiking solo or embarking on group excursions I find that being around people who love nature just as much as me is a way to maintain that outdoorsy lifestyle.
Invest in the Right Gear
There really is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing and gear. I was recently on a trip with a person who constantly complained about the rain and extremely snowy conditions we were in but, in reality, she just wasn’t dressed right for it. Spending more time in nature calls for investing in gear that will tackle every element of weather. Having the correct clothing, tools and general knowledge to navigate the outdoors will make your experience that much more enjoyable.
Make a Commitment to the Outdoors
It’s so easy to look at the sofa and television and plop right in with a bowl of snacks so making a commitment to the outdoors is the first place to start when adapting that lifestyle. Instead of scanning Instagram on your phone, leave it at home and go for a walk outside. Begin making the outdoors an integral part of your existence. Consider spending the weekends camping outdoors or hiking rather than sleeping in late and staying cooped up in your house.
Get the Right Vehicle
It’s so much easier to get outdoors when your vehicle is suitable for it. When I was younger, I drove around in my Mitsubishi Eclipse which wasn’t very practical for the type of lifestyle I wanted. I recently purchased a new Jeep that allows me to head off the beaten path through the forests and into the places where my heart is happiest.
Some of my favorite outdoor vehicles, including the Jeep, is the Suzuki Outback and a range of SUVs, crossovers and trucks that can be found at a Toyota dealership. Not only will their vehicles help you handle the outdoors better, the reliability of it will inspire you to take more trips that entail rolling the windows down and blaring your music as the wind blows through your hair.
Visit Places that Encourage the Outdoors
You don’t have to hike 10 miles through Death Valley to experience the outdoors. Even if you’re within a city, taking a stroll down the street or reading a book on a park bench is a great way to experience the outdoorsy lifestyle. Cities today seem to be making a commitment to creating spaces outdoors that allow its citizens to enjoy being outside like here at the Spheres on 7th Avenue and Lenora in Seattle.
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