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Stress-Busting Habits to Live By

Stress-Busting Habits to Live By

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The everyday grind can be stressful that sometimes you just want to get away from it all. But vacations can be few and far between. Thankfully, you do not need a long break to keep your stress levels in check. Here are some habits to live by that can keep you away from the brink of exhaustion and burnout.

Eat energy boosting foods. Maintain a healthy diet that includes foods that boost your energy like fresh fruits, nuts, and whole grains to name a few.

Catch some much-needed sleep. Make getting enough sleep a priority regardless of how busy your day gets. Set a regular sleep schedule and try to stick to it as best as you can.

Soak up some sunlight. Spending time outdoors is not only refreshing. It also lets you soak up some sunlight and enjoy the benefits you can get from it. Head out to nature areas or green spaces near you. Enjoy the reflections on the river or the tranquility in a quiet spot in a park.

Get active. You do not have to think hard to find a way to improve your energy. All you have to do is head outside for a long walk, go for a run, or sweat it out at the gym. Sticking to your workout routines or exploring other forms of exercises that you can enjoy indoors or outdoors keeps you in shape.

Enjoy some personal time. Being around people is a good thing. But it can also be exhausting at some point. Carve out some personal time that you can enjoy alone doing things that relax you.

Why Outdoor Adventures Make You a Better Person

Why Outdoor Adventures Make You a Better Person

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There are many science-backed reasons why spending time with nature is good for you. Apart from the potential health benefits, outdoor time also makes you a better person. And here are some of the reasons why.

You learn to be comfortable with discomfort.
Outdoor adventures hone your ability to be comfortable with discomfort. You learn to deal with the unfamiliar and situations that are beyond your comfort zone. This leads to self-discoveries that could help you become a better person.

You collect experiences that enrich your life.
Outside the comforts of familiar places you come across a wide range of experiences that enrich your life. Hiking in woodland trails, camping in the wilderness, and taking in the surrounding scenery from the peak of a mountain are just some of the memorable experiences to have when you explore the great outdoors.

You begin to appreciate the simplest things.
Nature makes you look at things from a different perspective. You learn to notice the simple things that you may not normally pay attention to in your daily life. The natural environment heightens your senses allowing you to have a deeper experience of things around you.

You become healthier.
The more time you spend outdoors, the more you enjoy the benefits of being in contact with nature. Outdoor adventures keep your body and mind active. The various activities that you do provide you with the exercise you need as well as the mental stimulation to keep your mind sharp.

You develop a greater appreciation of the environment.
As you spend more time with nature, you develop a greater appreciation of the natural environment and the need to preserve it. You learn to take better care of the environment in your own ways. Seeing more of nature’s beauty and wonders make you more invested in protecting it in whatever way you can.

5 Fascinating TED Talks about Nature and Adventure

5 Fascinating TED Talks about Nature and Adventure

Outdoor enthusiast or not, these TED Talks about nature and adventure provides an amazing glimpse into the great outdoors. See awe-inspiring footages of the stunning beauty of nature and the courageous feats of individuals whose adventures will inspire you to go and seek your own.

Caroline Paul: To raise brave girls, encourage adventure

How does one learn to become brave? Caroline Paul talks about how girls learn to be brave and grow up to be confident women capable of taking risks. An inspiring talk not just for parents but for everyone who can learn life lessons from adventures.

Karen Bass: Unseen footage, untamed nature

Watch and experience a sense of wonder in the magnificent footages of nature shot by filmmaker Karen Bass. This video will make you fall in love with nature all over again.

Lewis Pugh: My mind-shifting Everest swim

Imagine swimming in the frigid waters of the North Pole. If you are like Lewis Pugh, who actually accomplished that amazing feat, you would probably swear never to take a dip in bone-chilling waters again. In this talk, Lewis Pugh shares how he reneged on that promise and what he learned swimming at Lake Pumori on Everest.

Nathan Wolfe: What’s left to explore?

Nathan Wolfe is a biologist and explorer. Here he talks about what is left for future generations to explore. With trips to the moon and deep-sea explorations already done, is there anything left to discover? For Nathan Wolfe, there are still so many things out there left to be explored. And the smallest spots and things that are hardest to see are great places to start.

Roz Savage: Why I’m rowing across the Pacific

Why would someone leave a lucrative career and row across the ocean? Roz Savage shares her personal experiences and the reasons behind why she went solo rowing across the Atlantic and took on the challenge of rowing solo across the Pacific.