“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.”– Henry David Thoreau
Nowadays it’s easy to become so caught up in our lives and technology that we neglect the world around us. Mr. Thoreau realized this long before modern advances in technology when he wrote Walden.
The good news is that you don’t have to follow his exact footsteps to learn the same truths. There are many ways to connect with nature that you can do today!
Here Are 4 Awesome Ways To Connect With Nature
The first step is also the simplest. Just take a break from your computer and phone habits, even if it’s only a small one at first. Take a walk, do some amateur birdwatching, see how many plants you can name, the options are endless!
2. Take Up Gardening
Flowers, vegetables, herbs, the choice is yours! Being responsible for your own little garden provides you a better sense of the responsibility we have in tending the environment.
3. Change Up Your Daily Route
When possible, take a walk to school or work instead of the car or bus. The simple act of having your feet on the ground will do wonders in bringing you closer to nature.
4. Plan A Trip To A National Park
Nothing can beat the majesty and grandeur of Yellowstone or any of the other countless parks. There are countless photos of them but nothing gives you that sense of place like being there yourself. Trips like these are often long, so you just might need an RV!