I write a lot about ‘playing’ outside. It is my opinion that too many people are not giving themselves time to enjoy the outdoors. There are times when I notice others outside and to my dismay I see them typing away on cell phones. That’s crazy!
I own a cell phone. It’s primary function is to take pictures and play audiobooks. Nearly every picture on this site was taken with my cell phone. I listen to audiobooks when I run. I don’t always have audiobooks on while running. But, for those long out and back runs it’s a good way to learn something new. Most of the audiobooks I listen to pertain to sports, history or science.
But, I am outdoors everyday regardless of the weather. I’ll spend hours practicing archery outside even on the days where I add an indoor session to my training.
No one can shoot all day. When I take breaks, I find there are plenty of other activities that keep me outside.
When I worked, I found time to get outside. Before work I ran or rode a bike. Travel didn’t keep from fresh air. I found a great way to experience a new city or country was to get outside and run. I even have a Bike Friday that I traveled with so I could ride.
You know, an hour or so playing outside is a great way to refresh yourself. I’m fortunate in that my work paid off and I can spend a maximum of time doing outdoor activities. But, you can find the time – so do it for yourself.