Top Reasons to Go Camping
Camping is waking up to that crisp mountain air, a gorgeous view, and in our case a cow patty right next to our tent… but that’s beside the point. Camping’s an adventure! One that allows you to unplug and become more connected.
Here are some reasons why people should go camping!
Unplug – You love your coffeemaker and blow dryer, but ridding yourself of all appliances, modern comforts and technology gives you a necessary escape from the daily grind of life. A weekend away from notifications allows your mind and body to relax and unwind. Alena Hall write’s in an Huffington Post article, “leaving your phone on or nearby can create a sense of hyper-vigilance, an experience often associated with post-traumatic stress disorder that involves feeling constantly tense or on guard.” Being alert for incoming phone calls, text messages or emails prevent the body from achieving desired state of relaxation. Unplugging also allows you to better enjoy the present moment – providing space to be with you own mental thoughts.
Reconnect with Nature – Spending time in nature can have some incredibly positive effects on your mental health. In fact, there is a direct correlation between nature connectedness and happiness. As your connection with nature increases, so does mood, cognition, vitality, and life satisfaction.
Exercise – One of the best things about being outside is the exercise you get. Camping allows you to venture to new places where you can stay active by backpacking, swimming, canoeing, and playing games.
Build Relationships – Life gets busy. Sitting around the campfire talking is one way to reconnect with friends and family. Good conversation is easily pushed aside, yet so necessary in building relationships.
Get Creative with Cooking! – Camping gives you an excuse to cook food in the fire. Get creative and don’t forget the s’mores!
Stargazing (my fav!) – The best thing about camping is getting away from those city lights. When the sun goes down it’s just you and the stars.
Camping season has just begun! Now you know why you need to go plan a trip to get outside!