How much time do you spend outdoors? When you add it all up, you’ll probably find it’s not very much time at all. We work indoors (although this will depend on your job, of course), and then, when it comes time to relax, we do that indoors too. We watch TV, use the internet, or read a book, for example, but we do that indoors too.

It would be much better if you were able to go outside more. In the winter, this isn’t always possible (although you should try if you can even so), but in the spring and summer, there are no excuses; being outside is the right thing to do. If you can incorporate mindful hobbies that will bring you inner peace with this idea of being outside, it becomes even better for you and much easier as well. Read on to find out more.

 

Walking

Perhaps the easiest outdoor hobby of all, and certainly the one that is most likely to come to mind, is walking. When you go for a walk in the countryside, you can get away from the hustle and bustle of the rest of your life, and you can truly drift away and find some peace. You can do this because, rather than focusing on a screen or worrying about this or that, you can concentrate only on the things you can see, hear and smell around you. Your stress and anxiety levels will drop, and you’ll feel relaxed and peaceful.

Even if you don’t think there are any good walking trails near you, you can still walk. Walk along the streets or head to a local park. If you have access to transport, take a drive to a beauty spot and walk there. Once you get started, you’ll find it truly is a wonderful thing to do.

 

Fishing

Fishing won’t be for everyone, and that’s fine – everyone likes different things. However, if you think that fishing is a good idea when it comes to finding an outdoor hobby that promotes inner peace, you’re certainly not alone. Humans have been fishing since time began, and today it is just as important as it ever was. Not only is fishing a good hobby for relaxation, but when you catch fish, you might also be able to take them home to eat, making it a useful skill to have.

If you’re really into fishing, you could buy all the best equipment and even a boat that you keep in residential moorings. However, if you only want to fish occasionally, you can still enjoy it with a rented rod and cheaper equipment. How much you do and how much you put into it is your choice.

 

Foraging

If you like the idea of finding your own food but you’re not sure that fishing is something you want to do, what about foraging? Foraging is the act of going out into nature and finding food. This could be mushrooms, wild garlic, nettles and much more. Of course, unless you are an expert, it’s best to go with a group to determine what it is you’re picking up and whether it’s safe to eat, but even so, it’s a fun thing to do.

There is so much in nature that is good for us and is perfectly safe to eat, and learning about this is extremely interesting. The fact that you can go out and find food for free on your doorstep is exciting and could open up a new world of possibilities for you in terms of hobbies and diet.