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Retreat to Nature for a Quick Mental Kick

Spend Quality Time with Loved Ones in Nature


Here are some ideas that can help you get the most out of your outdoor experience:

Get Lost In Nature: Not literally but figuratively. Find something to concentrate on when you're outside that you can "get lost in" mentally. For some, this might be bird watching or fly-fishing. For others, it can be as simple as sitting by a small creek and watching water ripple over rocks and fallen leaves move downstream. Pay attention to what is going on in nature and let the normal concerns of life leave your mind completely.

Reconnect with an Old Friend: Life moves so quickly these days that it is easy to lose touch with your friends, especially if they live in another city or state. If you can relate, invite a friend to meet you at a park or camping area somewhere in between your home cities. Getting away from the phone, the television, even the family, and spending some quality time catching up can be just what the doctor ordered to breath new life into an old friendship.

Fall for Someone: Take your spouse or significant other out for a night or two this fall…really out. Sitting around a campfire and reconnecting, snuggling up in a tent, having a deep conversation under the stars… Camping can re-kindle (pardon the pun) your romance in a matter of hours.

Fall comes every year, and every year it seems to be gone before you know it. This year, make the time, free your mind…and get to know it.

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