Have you been cooped up in your house for too long, or have been working for several weeks straight without a break? Why not take a breather from all these by going out and enjoying nature? Get refreshed and rejuvenated by the outdoors with the help of the following activities. It may require you to go farther than your backyard, so prepare the right clothing, and get ready to have a lot of fun.
The Beach or Any Nearby Lake
One of the go-to activities, when you want to unwind from too much work, is to go frolicking in the water. Whether it's the beach that's several hours away or the nearby lake, you're guaranteed to forget your problems while having fun in the water. You can go swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding, and surfing, among other things.
Things to bring: going swimming is a fairly low prep activity. Just bring yourself, your swimming attire, and food to snack on when you go hungry. Swimming is a great exercise, so you'll go hungry after playing in the water for a couple of hours. If you're going with friends or with your children, you might consider bringing floats, balls, and other things you can play with to make your trip more fun.
A Nearby Ski Slope
Feeling the burn-out from working more than 40 hours in the last week? Feeling hot-headed lately because of the pressure from work? You need to cool down, fast. The best way to do so is to go to the nearest ski resort and have fun in the snow. Nothing beats the adrenaline rush of going downhill fast, with nothing to break your fall but the very snow you're skiing on. The rush that you feel afterward makes you forget all the disappointing things that happened at work recently.
Things to bring: you need to get geared up properly before you can hit the slopes. You can rent some of the gears, but it's great if you own the right outfit for the occasion. You can buy a pair of Bogner Elaine skin pants and a matching top and just rent the protective gear.
Get closer to nature by going on a trek off the beaten path. Getting lost in a sea of trees, you'll feel more at ease, more relaxed compared to when you're getting hammered by paperwork and deadlines. It can even help you stay in shape. If you have a nature trail near your home, you can make it a habit to take a couple of hours trekking during the weekend. You can take a friend, your special someone, or even your pets with you on these walks.
Things to bring: you don't need to bring much for these treks. Just wear something comfortable, something light and breathable so that you can move around easily. You can bring a walking stick for stability and support, and maybe to clear your path if you've gone off the trails. You can bring things to snack on, but don't forget to bring plenty of things to drink. It's important to stay hydrated during these kinds of activities.