With so much to think about during lockdown, it’s possible that you’ve come to the same realisation as a great deal of people.
Before COVID-19, we could do what we liked and go where we pleased, it was so easy in fact, that we often put off leaving the house and just sat in front of the TV. However, now that freedom is gone, we can all appreciate the value of spending some precious time in the outdoors!
If you are in this frame of mind and want start planning some post-lockdown outdoor fun, here are some ideas to get you started!
Football by the beach
A trip to the beach is likely already high on the list of things to do, but don’t fall into that typical trap of sitting there and maybe buying an ice cream. Bring a football, get a game going, maybe even invite some strangers!
Socialise, work up a sweat, start rebuilding your fitness after all that time stuck at home on the sofa!
Join a running group
Another activity to start getting fit again, and maybe even lose some of that “lockdown weight”, try joining a running group. Another great way to get yourself outside, get some exercise and meet some new people. Most areas have groups for all levels of fitness and ability, and that external motivation really helps you push yourself that little bit further.
Go for a hike
With summer approaching and travel restrictions being relaxed in many countries, what better way to unwind and forget about it all than a hike through a national park or forest. Get up early, pack some food and plenty of water and make a day of it.
Make sure you have a good idea of the route you are going to take and the level of difficulty, ensure your phone is charged before you leave, and it might help to know some basic first aid techniques just in case!
A spot of hunting
Nothing says “outdoors” more than going hunting, out of your comfort zone in the great outdoors. Where focus, patience and preparation are everything, you really couldn’t be further away from your living room. If you are new to hunting then it’s advisable to find someone more experienced to guide you, it’s also worth reading as many guides and informational articles online as possible in the time you have, Wildlife Chase has a few guides to get you started and can help you pick up some of the basic hunting gear you will need.
A day of fishing
Perhaps all this talk of strenuous exercise isn’t quite what you were hoping for? Well in that case, grab your fishing gear, pack yourself some food, something to drink and head out to your nearest legal fishing spot. Bring a friend, sit by the water, relax, enjoy the clean air and appreciate how fortunate you are to be away from the couch once again! Maybe you’ll get lucky and bring home something for dinner!
Whatever you choose to do, be thankful for every moment you have and never take the outdoors for granted again!