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 – Grab a Kindle – we want to get out of our head and into our body 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.