It is summer, which means more people are seeking the great outdoors. Along with this comes plenty of camping, outdoor hiking, and enjoying watering holes. Even though many people can take advantage of the season in this way, some people utilize their camping trip to really unwind psychologically and give their brain an opportunity to rest.
In this article, we will talk about the different psychological patterns that you can use in order to detox your mind and body while at the same time getting rid of toxins and other harmful things. The best bet that you’ll find is to follow these simple steps.
Step #1 – Cut out the caffeine – it is really easy to go from a work environment to a campsite and still put the same stressors on your body. Most people don’t realize that caffeine can have a negative impact on the adrenal system, which has long and short term consequences. The vast majority of people who cut out caffeine find that they feel much better after a few weeks.
If you are trying to cut the caffeine, but do not know how to do so, there are alternatives that might help. One example is a nootropic called phenylpiracetam, which was developed as a way of improving memory formation and learning. It has a completely different impact than caffeine!
Step #2 – Detoxify your system – when spending time outdoors, it is great for detoxification because it’s usually easy to break a sweat. When we put a lot of time into understanding our brain and our body, we can more readily detoxify the system in the right way.
One great tool for detoxification (in addition to the sweat) is to make sure that you are getting sulforaphane. This is a rather new compound found in cruciferous vegetables, but the benefits of sulforaphane are pretty well established so far. It’s great to detoxify the natural way, but sometimes having a bit of help is great too.
Step #3 – Get back to nature – In modern life, we’re surrounded by technology constantly vying for our attention. TVs, tablets, phones, computers, earphones, and game consoles all distract us from the outside world, but camping removes all the distractions and opens your eyes to the big outdoors. Extensive research has consistently shown that immersing yourself in nature, surrounded by the lush greenery of trees and grass, the presence of animals, and the endless blue expanse of the sky or water, has a remarkable impact on your mental well-being. Nature’s embrace triggers the release of endorphins, the brain’s feel-good chemicals, providing a significant mood boost.
To fully reconnect with the natural world, it’s essential to unplug from the digital realm, set your phone aside, and relish the simple pleasure of exploring the untamed beauty of forests, mountains, or whichever pristine outdoor setting you’ve chosen for your camping adventure. If you’re a proud dog owner, consider bringing your furry companion along on the journey. Camping with your dog not only strengthens the bond between you and your loyal friend but also offers you a therapeutic escape from the daily hustle and bustle just by having them around. To ensure your canine camper enjoys the experience to the fullest, consider carrying a cleanable dog bed so that they can have the comfort of home in the camping tent as well. Additionally, be sure to bring enough food and water as well as all the necessary supplies to keep yourselves comfortable and safe.
To truly get back to nature, ditch the idea of being inside the tent and entertain yourselves around an open fire instead. All you need is a few oak logs to burn, marshmallows to cook, and a stick or a ball to play fetch with your dog. You’ll be having fun just like our ancestors did before us for centuries before social media and Netflix.
Step #4 – Spend time with the stars – Spending time with the stars while camping can be an awe-inspiring and soul-rejuvenating experience. Far away from city lights, the night sky becomes a vast canvas adorned with sparkling constellations and the Milky Way. Gazing up at the celestial spectacle not only fills us with wonder but also offers an opportunity to detach from our daily stresses and reconnect with our inner selves.
However, preparation beforehand is the key to organizing a successful stargazing session. You’re going to need a weather station that works best to keep you up to date so you can plan for a clear night. Go through a few weather reviews and find a station that suits your needs well before you set on your camping excursion. After all, you want everything to go well on the day so your body and mind can truly relax and recoup.
Step #5 – Grab a Kindle – we want to get out of our heads and into our bodies and surroundings as best as we can. Although going for a hike with a pack full of books might not sound appealing, bringing a Kindle to help us read can make a big difference. When our phones don’t work (thank goodness!), we can more readily be present to the things around us and unwind.
Most people find that a Kindle (or some other type of reading device) can really help to improve the camping trip and leads to greater capabilities when we return back to work.