If you live in a concrete jungle and feel fatigued and lethargic all the time, you might be missing an essential connection with nature that we all need. The western model of modern living does tend to focus on man-made synthetic products and if you live and work in the city, you might never be surrounded by nature. As a species, we should never forget our earthy connections that have always been there, and with that in mind, here are a few tips to bring a little nature into your life.
Wherever you happen to live in the UK, you’re never far from natural beauty and if you invest in one of the Kawasaki sports tourers at Wheels Motorcycles, you can slip away on Friday afternoon and spend 3 days and nights camping in the Lake District or the New Forest. You will be amazed at how recharged you feel after a few days in the countryside and with your own touring bike, you can plan some epic adventures.
Take Up Gardening
There’s something tranquil and soothing about working with plants and flowers and a few hours over the weekend would see your back garden look nice. This is a great way to reduce stress and as the summer is almost upon us, you can design a layout to provide you with your very own natural oasis. Invest in a greenhouse and you won’t regret it; think of the organic produce that you can grow, which will benefit the whole family. Click here for ways to garden when you have no backyard, which might prove useful if you live in a condo.
A few exotic reeds and dried pampas grass would make for a natural addition to your living space, plus you can inject some rich color; the Internet is a wealth of information and you can research species that do well in your climate. Plants purify the air and remove carbon dioxide in the photosynthesis process, giving you a cleaner, natural environment.
Introduce a Pet
If you fully understand that raising an animal is a ‘for life’ commitment and have the right environment, a puppy would certainly give you a natural connection as well as a companion. If you have kids, then a dog or cat will provide a platform for learning, nurture a love for all living things and the dog will become an integral member of the family. Yes, it is a responsibility but the benefits are many and you are giving a dog a great life!
Hiking is a great way to spend time in beautiful natural surroundings and wherever you live, you are never far away from forests and fields. Plan a day trip with your partner and use the Internet to plan the excursion (another reason to buy a motorcycle), which enables you to go anywhere.
If your life consists of driving to the office and evenings watching TV, why not change a few things in your life and add some nature? If you’re planning to travel, check regarding Covid-19 restrictions, just in case there is an outbreak.