It is important to get out and enjoy your surroundings and nature this Spring! After being locked in my home for so long due to quarantine, I have never had more of an urge to get outside to simply just get outside and enjoy my surroundings. This spring is the perfect time for that! It has almost been a full year since America has not been completely open so here are three reasons why you should get outdoors and enjoy spring now.
1. Be in Awe of Nature
I think that nature reminds us of the simple beautiful things in life. We see nature all around us, but when do we really take the time to get off of our electronics and enjoy it? Nature is something so significant because nature is one thing that is out of our control, but we can just enjoy it. The fact that something as simple as fresh green grass or small flowers is impossible for us humans to create from scratch just blows my mind.
I think that nature is so complex, but appears to be simple. There are so many things in nature that leave me in awe. For example, lately, I have been in awe of bees and the simple fact that they can literally make honey for us. The fact that something as small as a bee can produce products for us humans is so mesmerizing to me. Also, I have been taken aback by the grandness of the ocean and how 80% of it is undiscovered, yet we can go visit the ocean but have no idea what is actually in there. We are only aware of things close to the shore.
I feel that spring is the perfect time to take in and learn more about nature since spring is the season of growth and the weather is beginning to warm up. Now is the time to be in awe of nature and the things around us – especially since we are hopefully moving away from COVID restrictions.
2. Take Advantage of the Warm Weather by Working Out Outside
Personally, I love working out because it makes me feel like I am being productive, and I know that the right workouts are beneficial to my overall health. These past couple of months, I have been working out indoors because the weather has been colder. I will not complain too much, though, because I live in Florida and I know that some states get a lot colder than it does here.
With that being said, now is the perfect time to outdoors and be active. For me, I love going on runs outside compared to running inside because I always burn more calories. Overall, I prefer to workout outdoors because I sweat more; meaning that I am burning more fat and the more I sweat, the harder I feel that I worked. If you want, you can even find some friends who will work out with you outside or you can start a workout group. The warm weather always motivates my friends and me to be active outside!
3. Other Spring Outdoor Activities
Other than working out and taking in nature, I have been doing tons of outdoor activities with friends and by myself. I have been enjoying getting some food and eating outside in a quiet safe place. For me, I live on a college campus, so I usually find a quiet area to sit and eat. During the time I am eating, I usually stick in my AirPods and watch some Netflix or Youtube in the warm weather. I usually like to eat lunch alone outdoors because it gives me time to regather my thoughts throughout a busy day.
In addition, I LOVE to paint with my friends outdoors. I am no artist at all when it comes to painting, but I enjoy talking with friends while painting. Sometimes, I follow simple paint tutorials on Pinterest so that I can get some ideas flowing of what to paint.
About The Author
Genesis Lee-Smith is an 18-year-old college freshman who is originally from Georgia but is attending school in Florida. She loves writing and seeing what other people enjoy writing about. Writing is important to Genesis because she believes it is a great way for people to connect, inspire others, educate, and give advice.