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What to do when you need a break from your grand adventure

Even a complete adrenaline junkie needs to stop to take a breath sometimes. When being out on an adventure it is important to take a step back in order to preserve energy and clear the mind. If you do that, you will make sure you won’t drain out during your journey and it will also ensure that you take enough time to truly appreciate your surroundings. Let’s take a look at some elevating leisure activities to enjoy when you need a break from all the action.

Play cards

As long as you are not out and about by yourself, bringing a deck of cards on your adventure is a must. If you usually enjoy playing poker, or appreciate a game of pokies, playing cards with your friends in a cabin, hostel or out in the wild is the perfect activity.

 

Pour yourself and your friends something good to drink, deal the cards, talk about what you have experienced during the day, and enjoy the evening.

Read a book

Did you ever go camping as a kid and had someone tell you ghost stories by the campfire? If so, imagine reading a suspenseful and scary novel with the moon as your personal night light. Of course, it doesn’t have to be a horror story. Reading when out in nature, no matter what it is you consume, will enhance your experience of the book. Without all the distractions from our everyday lives, you will be able to focus on a whole other level.

Write a book

Tired of reading? Bring out the pen from your backpack and start scribbling down your own thoughts. There’s no better muse in life than the wonders of the world. There are so many fantastic books out there, both fiction and non-fiction, that have been inspired by nature and the wild.

Buy yourself a nice notebook before you venture out on your adventure, but don’t feel any pressure to write the next great piece of literature – no one expects you to to do that. Bring the notebook for your own sake, even if it’s only to help you gather your thoughts while you are away.

Meditate

The best place to meditate is without a doubt out in nature. You don’t need to turn on white noise or natural sounds on your speakers to calm down, all you have to do is listen to the birds and the wind around you.

 

Meditating and clearing your mind while taking a break is very important if you are out on an extreme adventure, like something in the line of climbing mountains. A moment now and then where you merely listen to your own breath will help you maintain focus and complete the task at hand.

Just be

You don’t have to actively meditate in order to make the most out of your adventure in the outdoors. Sometimes all you need to do to become one with nature is to just be. Lie down on the grass and watch the clouds, sit by the river and hear the water purl, stand tall by the trees in the forest and breathe in the fresh air. With all the riches of the world around us, you don’t always need an activity to occupy your mind.

 

Just be, and live in the now.

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