Since nature encounters experiences may contribute to maintaining a balanced healthy lifestyle, even under current COVID-19 pandemic if you take proper precautions, do not take these for granted. + Whether you are a nature explorer who expects to get back on track at some point or someone who finds nature intriguing but needs to be induced to start participating in related recreations, an outdoors mindset and a plan are key to get going. If you identify with any of the above, you may like following some of the tips listed below.
Pointers to Set the Track for Nature Encounters Planning:
1) Take a walk on photographic memory lane
See pictures of your nature encounters escapes. Observe the natural surroundings portrayed in the photos and notice how you feel when looking at these. Try to remember how you felt when being amused at nature. Identify your favorite or cherishable recreations and recall the fauna and flora that mostly caught your attention.
2) Contact your nature adventure companions
Talk about your nature encounters experiences with family members, friends or acquaintances who joined you at these events. It is always great to revive good memories.
3) Read about nature-related activities that catch your attention
Whether you like sightseeing or camping or more active pastimes such as hiking, bird watching or biking in forests or along natural areas, read articles about the experiences you prefer. You might get motivated and start searching for places in your country of residence where you can perform any of those recreations.
4) Make a hobby out of nature encounters (for the first time or again)
Do a list of diverse types of nature encounters activities you would like to do, and reserve at least one day per month to do one of these in your country of residence. Verify any required training and gear, ask for recommendations about places where you can enjoy these recreations or read about them in specialized magazines or websites or other information resources. If you end up loving a particular activity, you can turn it into a hobby.
Those aficionados who want to get back on track on a nature-related pastime, start saving the dates to follow the routine you used to.
5) Get the adequate gear
Check if you have or need to purchase clothing and other gear to hike in forests or other natural sites, engage in biking or mountain biking, bird watching, sightseeing or other nature exploration, as applicable. Even if you have already carried out any of these activities, verify if a piece of your wardrobe and any equipment or effect should be replaced. If you will perform one of those recreations for the first time, read about recommended outfits in specialized magazines or websites or other information resources, or request suggestions from experts or aficionados.
Let natural areas and their ecosystems as well your interests be your inspiration to plan nature-based distractions at your country of residence. Take the first step to spark diversion along with nature. +
+ Note: We suggest verifying which nature encounters you can perform subject to applicable government authorities’ rules in view of COVID-19 pandemic. Please read the “tips” subsection of this article, summarizing some precautionary measures to take.