You’ve been cooped up inside all winter. It’s time to get outside and enjoy the sunshine.
As much as you love your friends and family, you’ve been looking forward to some alone time.
Plus, you don’t want to have to rely on anyone else to have fun outdoors.
In today's blog post, I included a mixture of activities that involve movement, stillness, and creativity, so you can choose one that best fits your mood and personality.
5. Bird Watching
If you’ve always thought birds to be beautiful and majestic, why not bird-watch?
Grab some binoculars and invest in a few identification books. Soon, you’ll be able to spot incredible birds flying around in the sky.
Not only that, you’ll be able to name them and recognize their birdcall. It can be so peaceful and quiet to bird-watch.
When you cycle on your own you can choose your own route, and stop to take a break whenever you want.
Being alone with your thoughts while biking can be very therapeutic. The beautiful world blurs past as you keep on peddling.
Whether or not you’re biking as a workout or as a way to get into town, biking can be a pleasurable solo activity.
You don’t need a fancy camera to enjoy photography! Anyone can engage in this artistic hobby.
It gives you the freedom to be creative with your surroundings. Take some interesting pictures of nature and wildlife.
It will be fun to look back at these photos later on. You might remember exactly what you were feeling in that moment. If you don’t like the picture, you can always delete it!
If you have the space and energy for it, try out gardening. You can plant sweet-smelling flowers or delicious veggies.
There is serotonin in soil, so gardening can actually make you happier. What’s not to love?
You’re getting fresh air, Vitamin D, and seeing the flowers that you planted all by yourself, blossoming and thriving. How satisfying!
Nurturing your garden can help take your mind off of the stress in your life. If you don’t have a garden of your own, look into community gardens.
Lace up your hiking boots and go for a hike!
You can go to a nature center, nature preserve, or state park. You can climb a mountain or hike around a lake.
Hiking is good for your health. It reduces your risk of developing diseases as well as strengthens your muscles. You’re getting a workout while simultaneously witnessing incredible views.
If one of these activities sparks your interest, go ahead and try it out!
You don’t need to rely on others to be able to have fun outdoors.
Some of these activities don’t require you to go too much further than your backyard.