Stress Relief: Top 3 Fun and Relaxing Outdoor Activities

Nudibranch (black, blue, yellow) 6m depth. S. Wistari Reef, Heron I., Australia.

Everyone looks forward to outdoor fun in Australia, as the country’s outback and rugged trails are ideal for adventurers. Being outside can open up your mind and emotions. Sometimes, it can help you think better. Research shows being in a natural, outdoor environment is one of the best things you can do to your health. Sun can improve your mood, and also increase your energy.

Here are some activities for stress relief:

Go fishing in the Cape York Peninsula

If you had a stressful week at work, grab a fishing pole and go fishing at Cape York. Study shows fishing can be a form of stress relief. It teaches you to let your guard down and just focus on the fish. You can escape the worries of everyday situations.

Nudibranch (black, blue, yellow) 6m depth. S. Wistari Reef, Heron I., Australia.

Walk or do Yoga in the park

Taking a half hour stroll through the park can shift your mind into a state of Zen. Walking through green environments can help put your brain into a state of meditation. Yoga, on the other hand, can also be an effective stress reliever. Just bring your mat to a park when it’s quiet.

Try snorkelling in Heron Island

Snorkelling is one of the few activities that offer stress relief to virtually anyone. You do not need to have a scuba diving certificate to enjoy the best of the island’s reefs. Its diversity is astounding; Heron Island features everything from sea turtles to manta rays.

Stress is a part of life. It’s impossible to eliminate, but you can learn to manage it.