Everyone needs a breather from time to time. After a long exhausting week in the office—not to mention the personal errands and daily household chores, you deserve to take a break, relax, and unwind.

The problem in today’s modern world is that everyone is spending more time using their gadgets. On average, people spend more than 9 hours a day watching online videos or browsing social media. Even children as young as four years old have too much exposure to technology.

People are missing out how good it is to experience and appreciate the beauty of nature. Start planning something new for the whole family this weekend. Here are some fun outdoor activities that would make everyone take a break from technology:

  1. Camping

A camping trip is one of the best ways to spend your weekend with your family. This is one way to educate your children about nature and basic survival skills. You may also learn new things along the way. Choosing a campsite is important, especially for newbies. Be familiar with the terrain, so you can prepare the things you need to bring. Some of the basic items you may need are a first-aid kit, packed meals, appropriate clothing, durable tents, and flashlights. Keeping a paracord bracelet kit is also a good idea.

  1. Hiking

Just like camping, this is a great outdoor experience will give you a close encounter with nature. Hiking also involves a lot of exercise. It’s good for your cardio and can work out your whole body. This recreational activity can help elevate your mood and stir up your creative juices. The good thing about hiking tours today is they have different kinds of trails. You can start with the easiest level so you can test your physical abilities. Once you see yourself improving, you’ll be more encouraged to take on more difficult trails.

  1. Watersports

guy wind surfingThere’s nothing more glorious than spending your weekend on a beach trip. You can make it more enjoyable by trying out some watersport activities like surfing, snorkeling, parasailing, wakeboarding, kayaking, and many more. Just like any other forms of exercise, watersports can help improve your physical and mental wellness.

In an article published by the Vice discussing mental health, studies reveal that surfing can actually help reduce stress and anxiety. Surfers actually have fewer symptoms of depression than the general population. People use it as an avenue or diversion to eliminate the negativity energy, and it has helped them to refuel themselves and refocus on their goals.

  1. Cycling

Biking or cycling is another way to spend quality time with your family or friends. This activity is the best way to explore the city. For sure, you will discover some great views and the best spots in town. There are also cycling trails you can try to develop your skills and workout your cardio.

Just imagine the time you spend working at the office under fluorescent lights and in front of the computer. When returning back home, you repeat the same habit—basking in the glow of TV screens and smartphones. This time, make a difference by trying out some outdoor activities.