Nature give relaxation, comfort

Jacob Wadley, Photo Story Editor

The great outdoors is, to me, one of the best places to go if you need to clear your head, to concentrate or just to relax.

Nature gives that vibe of feeling free. You have freedom to move and do as you please; you’re aren’t held back by society in the woods. It’s an escape that I personally think everyone needs to experience at least once in their lives.

Some of my best memories of life are of being in the woods and letting myself go. It can really put me  to ease once I enter that state of mind.

The breeze on your face, the smell of fresh air, the chirps of a scissortail, it can really be soul calming. And for me, that’s key. Once you allow yourself to feel that freedom – not just physically or spiritually  – but emotionally, what you can experience is up to your own will.

When I lived in Wyoming, there was a camping ground in the mountains called Vedauwoo that has some of the best scenery in the Cheyenne area. Every time we would head there, it was like stepping into a completely different world. The air was so fresh that college science professors teach about it. I could almost feel the weight of life lifting off my shoulders.

Now, I’m not saying that the only way to get this feeling is by going to Wyoming; that’s just what I had at my disposal. Going to a friend’s or family member’s house that has a few acres or even the city park would suffice. It all depends on what you have to work with.

Even doing activities while being in this state can help. Walking down a local trail or skipping rocks in the lake, it can really help improve your self motivation and even your outlook on how you want your life to go.