What Makes Going Camping for The First Time a Truly Great Experience 82

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Have you always wanted to go camping? Are you finally ready for something more adventurous outside of your comfort zone?

Even if you are, the fact that it’s something you haven’t done before and which requires some preparation might scare you.

Too many people plan going camping for some time, until they end up deciding it’s too risky and it’s an option they might explore in the future.

So, if you’re having any doubts, are overwhelmed with all the camping tips that are out there, and think it will take too much work and time, this article will help you understand why it’s worth the adventure.

The Benefits of Going Camping

1. Getting back to the simple life.

Our lives are too complicated, but we’re the ones who’ve made them so. Technology is such a huge part of our lives, that the need to unplug on a regular basis is getting bigger and bigger.

Camping is the ultimate escape from reality. It’s easier to clear your mind when you’re far away from the corporate world and the materialistic society we live in.

You refind yourself because you realize you aren’t that dependent on the comforts of daily life you’re used to. We’re talking about all the gadgets you use at home that make life easier. When going camping, you just see how unnecessary they are.

Excess possessions, wearing fancy clothes, caring too much stuff, money – all these have nothing to do with camping. Instead, you’re out in the nature, with good company, enjoying life for what it really is.

2. It’s cheap.

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That’s a great advantage compared to the standard holidays people go to, where too much money is being spent in advance and during the trip, and that’s why it’s not something people can afford as often as they’d like.

Camping isn’t luxury travel, but it’s fun, it’s a challenge, you learn and grow during it, can connect with your friends on a deeper level, unplug and relax completely.

What’s more, there’s no upfront cost, and anything you need is basic and pretty inexpensive.

As long as you do your research, you can be sure you’ll find the most effective and affordable gear and will have a great time when camping. Here’s one such resource with practical tips and tricks.

3. There are health benefits too.

First, you’re spending time outside and breathing the fresh air.

Next, you’re staying active. Be it by hiking, simply taking long walks in nature or any other outdoor activity, you’re burning calories, strengthening your muscles, and – if done regularly – keeping your heart healthy and promoting longevity.

All this boosts your immune system, makes you more energized than ever, and is actually a natural stress reliever and a cure for depression.

You also get enough vitamin D from direct exposure to sunlight.

If you make good food choices before you go, your healthy menu will be sorted too. For a snack, for instance, you can try a homemade trail mix.

To stay safe at the same time, though, make sure you have the right camping equipment.

4. You’ll finally sleep like a baby.

Sleep deprivation is a common thing.

We can’t turn our minds off at night, and together with the devices around us and the engaging things we do in the evening, we can’t fall asleep for hours when in bed. What’s more, our sleep isn’t quality and we wake up drained and in a bad mood.

Well, going camping might be a game-changer for you.

You’ll sleep better at night in the fresh air and after getting exhausted from anything you did during the day. There won’t be any technology to disturb you, and being in nature is relaxing.

As long as you’ve chosen the right gear for camping, you’re good to go. We’re talking about a tent, backpacking pillow, and anything else that will make your stay in the outdoors comfortable.

5. Peace of mind.

You may have tried to start meditating, to wake up earlier and spend some quiet time that’s only for yourself, to find an isolated place in the evening to do some creative work, or else.

But in the city, that’s rarely possible. There’s too much noise, there’s always someone calling or texting us, we feel the need to check email and social media too often, family members or roommates come in the room, and we just can’t let go and empty our mind. Peace of mind is almost impossible in daily life.

But when going camping, prepare to be at ease all the time, to get used to the sounds of nature that will boost your creativity and productivity when you come back.

Camping is a spiritual experience, together with everything else we talked about.

The view, the silence, the solitude, the simplicity – all this makes you come back to the present moment and leave behind all pressure, expectations and anything that’s bothering you.

6. Improving relationships.

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Going camping for the first time is a great way to spend some quality time with your family, do something new and exciting, and do all kinds of activities together, like cooking camping meals, hiking, setting up a tent, building a campfire, exploring an area, and more.

It’s also an awesome thing to do with friends as you make your relationship stronger by sharing such an adventure.

7. You become adaptive.

We need new, challenging experiences so that we can evolve. Going camping helps us with our personal development process as we put ourselves in an uncomfortable environment and have no other choice but to adapt and find a way to have fun and enjoy every moment.

What’s more, we become resourceful and creative. Many unexpected things come up and you can never really be that prepared about your first camping trip. But that’s fine, because you learn to work with what you’ve got and make things work anyways.

You’ll stop relying on others or outer factors, and will start planning in advance and providing. That’s a good chance to give fishing a try. Make sure you got the right tools for this activity too. Here are some fly fishing flies for every angler.

You learn new skills too while doing any of the activities we mentioned above. It’s not like you can have experience with them, so you just go for it and learn as you go. But that improves your thinking skills too and you can later apply the new knowledge in a creative way to things from daily life, like your business, how you work, your fitness program, etc.

So these benefits should be enough to convince you to go camping for the first time and feel positive about it.

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Hunt Down Your Goals and Become Fearless Like a Lion

To be fearless is to dare yourself to think new thoughts, take risks, fail and find the courage to start again.

In order to change, you must face the uncomfortable, because fear is not supposed to run you. Instead, it is a call to action.

We all have fear and we must never let it paralyze our dreams. If 2017 was an unsuccessful year, hopefully, this article will inspire you to take action.

I know how it feels when you are tired of listening to those inner voices of doubt. Slowly, the anger builds up inside. Despite those feelings, you can channel fear and anger in the right way and start to hunt for your dreams. Throughout my life, I felt a renewed hunger and drive to succeed when I simply let go of denial, accepted full responsibility and took affirmative action.

“Everybody wants to eat but a few are willing to hunt”

In today’s cold reality humans do not like to see anyone other than themselves succeed. Most will never take the next step to improve their life or the lives of their future generations to come. We are pushing towards survival of the fittest.

Tell me, when a lion hunts does it care what is in its way? No. The lion is in pursuit because it is relentless.

You must become the king of the jungle. All the things that make up our lives are in intricate balance and you must fight to protect your dreams.

1. Be fearless like a lion.

A lion has no fear of any challenge, so how do I become fearless?

My simple answer to overcoming fear is that I wake up with the burning desire in my heart. The burning desire is created by repeating positive affirmations like I CAN and I WILL.

Hidden somewhere deep down within you, there is that courage to dare yourself.

Ask yourself who is really stopping you? Go out there and let loose and you will learn what great lengths you are capable of going to.

Your first job before you start hunting is to find the fighter within you.

2. Know your limits and then defy them.

You’ve reached a certain limit but just can’t seem to go that extra mile. Once you become fearless, you become limitless.

A mind that is fearless has the urge to take more action and that is where you become defiant. Try your best to understand what you are doing wrong as sometimes it is easy to give up hope. So focus your attention on studying the obstacle in detail.

As you achieve one goal, you have the mental capacity, maturity and experience to face a new challenge. Therefore, your hunger and appetite for more success increase. Keep pushing no matter what and you will eventually break through.

I know for sure it is difficult at first, but now you’ve successfully defied the odds.

3. Think of a plan, visualize it and execute it.

A lion stalks its prey from a distance and seldom charges as it grows closer and closer displaying deadly predatory behaviour.

Never rush to execute a plan as it takes careful selection. Be clear what you want just as the lion calculates timing. 

Visualization is a vital tool to programme your subconscious mind in order to create that bridge of what is non-existent into reality, which is capturing your goal.

4. Be willing to accept failure.

Failures are what propel anyone forward their current success. We can certainly learn from our failures, but our intentions should be to succeed in accomplishing our goals! Failure is then a learning process, not a reason to accept defeat. You are the king, show no remorse!!!

Motivation from Will Smith is perhaps one of my favorites. Here’s one speech:

5. Have a winning attitude every day.

To keep the cycle of motivation in constant momentum you must work hard too.

The winning attitude is created by approaching your life with discipline and putting in the hours of practice.

I like to perform a reflective practice and personal development, which enables me to identify areas where I am falling down and thus need to pay more attention to.

6. Don’t allow criticism to defeat you.

We are afraid what others think of us, what we have or what we are going to do. It is you that must make that self-promise to finish what you started.

Every once in a while, a lion must remind everyone what he is capable of.

You are the king of the jungle. Own it!

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This article was written by Usman Mahmood. Besides working in the field of science helping patients through genetic testing, his purpose is to empower and inspire people in life with motivational videos, messages, articles, and stories from around the world. He loves to engage creative and ambitious minds on his Facebook page.