Three Ways to Get Yourself Outdoors NOW

Leslye Leslie // April 25

There is something magical about being outdoors.  The ground feels different under your feet, the breeze on your face has a gentler feel, and the air is surely full of catnip if you ask me.  

If you happen to find yourself wanting to be more outdoorsy, but not sure where to start, allow me to share three simple ways to get yourself outdoors.

Three Ways to Get Yourself Outdoors NOW

#1: Try something new.

The first step is the most obvious, and often the most intimidating. You need to try something new. Get inspiration from Instagram, do some research on AllTrails, or peruse Miss Pursuit where we share advice and ideas on rocking it in the fresh air. You may find yourself yearning to do a backpacking trip, hike a famous summit, or hang a hammock by a lake for the day and swing your worries away.  There is absolutely nothing in this world that you cannot accomplish with a little bit of research, good gear, and hard work.  Find an idea that fuels your soul, and go DO IT.

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#2: Be in the moment.

The second step is likely the hardest simply due to the pace that we live in but, you must be in the moment. Nothing feels quite like a hard-earned accomplishment, so put your phone down and stop looking at your watch. Give yourself the grace and freedom to be enveloped in the reality of where you are and how much you endured to get there. Life rushes by us all every single day, so taking an hour to connect with yourself is absolutely a must. 

In my experience, I can feel every ounce of stress, hurry, and worry melt away when I sink into the moment. In no time at all you will slowly experience its return as you head back to work, chores, or the daily grind. The moments of quiet and clarity truly make us more capable of performing well under pressure and the rapid pace of a normal life.

#3: Share it with a friend.

Don’t keep these moments to yourself; share them with a friend. Not only is it safer to venture out with a buddy, but sharing moments of bliss and peace is very important to managing stress levels and building stronger relationships. It is never a bad thing to want to hunt, hike, or just be alone for a little while but the effects of sharing a moving experience with a friend simply seals the good vibes in your mind and into your relationship (so choose a buddy you can tolerate for hours!).  It could be that this one moment of joy for you is also just what your friend needed to make it another day!

You now have homework. Imagine yourself doing something that you didn’t think was possible, or you aren’t sure how to begin preparing yourself for the challenge. If it is a hunt, then hit Miss Pursuit and YouTube to research videos on other experiences. If you want to try a hike or backpacking trip, perhaps subscribe to BackPacker magazine for gear lists, trail ideas, and things to do to get yourself in tip-top shape for the work.  

If you could dream, no matter how big, where do you want to go? Reach out to us if you want more info on any topic. The Miss Pursuit Tribe can provide the support that you need to find your inner peace outside. 

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About the Author

Leslye Leslie

Leslye has always been a Southern woman, but learned to love shooting, hunting, and fishing after a cancer diagnosis. She now loves both rifle and archery hunting for big game, waterfowl and pheasant hunting, and fishing the amazing waters of Utah with her husband and two daughters. Leslye is an Occupational Therapist and Certified Hand Therapist with the University of Utah hospitals. She enjoys shooting competitions with her custom CK Arms pistol, and teaching others how to shoot makes her happy! Leslye is a Krytpek Ladies Legion member as well. She loves camping, backpacking, hiking, trail running, and the barbell rack at the gym is her favorite bar. She has taken her passion for hunting to a new level in 2019 by becoming a Hunters Education Instructor with the Department of Wildlife Resources for the State of Utah.