There’s just something special about camping that makes it worth taking up a good amount of your precious vacation time. Not a fan of roughing it up in the wilderness? Let us try to convince you with six reasons why we think you should make your next vacation a camping trip. Get ready to be thoroughly convinced!
You Reconnect With Nature
Nature is essential to keeping us sane, happy, and healthy. When we’re stuck in the confines of our cubicles at work or bedrooms watching T.V., we forget about our intrinsic connection to the basic elements. Because it’s only very recent that we’ve gotten accustomed to technology and its privileges, the body still looks for what our ancestors had; unadulterated time dealing with fresh air, trees, soil, fields, and bodies of water. When you give yourself the chance to spend enough time with nature, you’ll feel centered more than ever, in ways that technology could never replicate.
It Helps You Focus On The Now
When you’re at work, on-the-go, or even right before you sleep, you may find your mind wandering. “What should I do tomorrow? What’s next to tick off my to-do list?” Your mind is constantly barraging itself with things it hasn’t done, and is yet to do. While you initially may feel this way in your camping trip, you’ll find that nature helps you focus on the beauty of the present moment. Bring something that will help you meditate so you can maximize the relaxing potential camping can bring.
Remember: Real Rest and Relaxation
Now that you’re out in the wilderness with nothing much to bother or distract you (A-ah! Put that phone/tablet/laptop away now!) You can focus on getting some real rest and relaxation. You can even add some classical music, burn some essential oils to give an extra chill feel to your campsite. Cook up that campfire and start that tea. Just cause you’re camping doesn’t mean you must be stressed – in fact, it’s quite the opposite.
Back To the Bare Essentials
Did you know that the more you work for something, the more satisfied and rewarded you feel for having it by the end of the day? Taking all that time to build a fire, tent, cook your food, and prepare all your gear gets your survival instincts running. Your body also signals that you’ve had a hard day’s work moving (not sitting on an office chair) and in return will give you an awesome night’s sleep – just make sure those annoying bugs won’t bother you!
Quality Time With Friends And Family
Bring along your significant other for some pure one on one time with him or her. All you’ll have is nature and each other, so you can really take this time to get closer and spend more quality time with each other. If you have little ones, this camping trip will teach them to lay off technology occasionally, and give you a couple of days’ worth of bonding they’ll probably never forget.
When Else Can You Do It?
Take the opportunity to camp whenever you can because you’re lucky to even have that opportunity! Many places don’t have the privilege of having gorgeous forests or lakes that support camping trips. Seize the chance; happy camping!