Just a Little Nature Break

This week’s blog was written by Sam P., an Ursids alumni. Sam attended the Wildlife Leadership Academy because he dreams of becoming a game warden. Sam loves to be outdoors and love all things in it. He is an Eagle Scout as well, with which he really enjoys camping, biking, hiking, and absolutely loves kayaking. In school Sam is active in Envirothon, the golf team, rifle team, and tennis team. He is also involved in marching band and Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). Through WLA, Sam has learned countless new leadership skills to get the public interested in the outdoors and he looks forward to doing so as long as he is able.

They are so many things which can be discovered and explored, but I think this time it’s best to take a little nature break. Feeling stressed out? School or work getting the best of you? Just take a little nature break. There is a great sense of calm when putting the phone down and just walking outside in the woods. Looking around to what you may not have noticed before. Take a stroll with a neighbor, take a friend on a hike into that park you’ve always wanted visit, or even go outside and just sit down for a while.

Take a stroll through the woods
The road less travelled

The simplest things to do are the most relaxing. It’s been scientifically proven that moments in nature, even little ones like 20 minutes, significantly reduce stress and anxiety. All you have to do is relax, breathe, and take a moment to see what this beautiful word has in store.

The photos used in this blog belong to the author.