Improve your lifestyle: Go camping.

IMG_1801 If I were given the opportunity to camp for like a week somewhere I think I would love it.  The longest I’ve ever camped has been for two nights.  I am talking about real camping as in no electronics just a fire, food, tent, sleeping bag, and good company.  Some people considering camping staying in a cabin or having an RV with air conditioning and TV.  That sort of camping is just not the same in my opinion.  There are definitely some things that make camping more comfortable e.g. camping chairs, hammocks, air mattress, etc.  However, camping is not truly camping if you are able to pull yourself from outside distractions such as television, phone, internet, etc.

Typical camping foods are hot dogs, burgers, s’mores, and chips.  It is always great when there can be a group of people and everyone pitches in and shares their collection of food for variety.  If you are able to fish while camping it is fantastic to be able to cook and eat the catch.

There is something about camping that puts you in the moment and allows you to reflect with those you are with about life and the future.  If you are not able to hold a conversation with those that are with you there is something wrong – either you are not close or you just don’t know how to communicate with each other.  How often do we see families being home at the same time only to find themselves all in separate rooms on their devices?  They tend to say that they are simply trying to find a moment to be by themselves and away from everyone or they are just winding down; yet even when they are with each other in the same room they barely say anything to each other?  When was the last time you’ve truly had a heart-to-heart conversation with your family members about your present, past, or future?

When you are sitting by the fire with just a cold drink in hand with light music playing in the background with other people close to you two things will happen: 1) You will all sit there watching the fire in comfortable silence 2)Talk with each other about anything and everything.  If people are constantly feeling the need to be doing in my opinion they are not comfortable enough to sit down and just enjoy one another’s company.

Do you enjoy camping? When was the last time you’ve allowed yourself to get away from the every day grind with the company of those that are most close to you?

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One thought on “Improve your lifestyle: Go camping.

  1. I love camping but it’s something I’ve only done a few times.. I should organise myself better really. I’d love to go camping in the states as well, I feel like here in UK camping is a completely different beast. Spending some time in the more wilderness-y areas of the US would be perfect! X

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