Do you remember when you were young and you’d tell you mum that you were bored and she’d reply with ‘Go outside!’. I bet you rolled your eyes and stomped away into the garden in search of something to do. Fast forward a couple of hours, you return feeling energised and you’ve had a ball with some sticks and needless to say you’ve acquired some healthy grass stains on your clothes. Regardless of whether or not you relate to this anecdote, you probably appreciate that getting outside and at one with nature does wonders to your mood. Here are 5 emotions you will experience when you’re out in nature.
Obviously, you will be happy. Nature releases that happiness endorphin which will leave you grinning from ear to ear. You will feel refreshed and energised while you explore the great outdoors and with that extra spring in your step you will be heading out into the wild again really soon.
Being out in nature really puts things into perspective. You realise how lucky you are, how cool the world actually is and that in the big scheme of things you are doing okay. Nature puts your problems to the back of your mind and you get a chance to breathe in some fresh air and reflect. Time out in the bush makes you truly grateful for things you have, not unsatisfied about the things you don’t. Unless you don’t have mozzie repellent and you really need it :P
Insignificant (in a good way)
You feel puny when you’re out in the outback. Just a blip on the radar. Totally insignificant to the earth. While this sounds depressing. It’s actually positive. It allows you to release a lot of pressure you put on yourself. When you feel insignificant in the big scheme of things, you can let go and focus on the things that make you truly happy.
When you’re out and about in the helms of nature you become a curious child again. You look at trees in marvel and when you see animals you’re not used to you get all excited. You ponder how things got where they did and how. Being out in nature is such a humbling experience and your mind will thank you for the treat if you don’t get out as often as you’d like.
When you get out into nature you will be reminded of why it’s so important in the first place. Which is why you will be determined when you’re amongst it to embrace it and when you leave it, you will be determined to get back as soon as you can. When you are amongst it you will be a determined explorer, trying to see as much as you can and experience it for all it’s worth. This drive is such an awesome emotion to feel.