There is a variety of physical activities that are available for low pact movement, enjoyment and relaxation. However, there is one activity that has often been over looked- fishing. With proven benefits for your skin, lungs and cardiovascular care; fishing also offers a great focus on the benefits of self-care.
Imagine if you will, standing in a stream casting your line, over and over again; as you breathe in fresh air as the sunshine falls upon you. No time constraints, and no deadlines; just you patently waiting for sockeye salmon on your line. Essentially, hours of mental relaxation perfect for your much needed self-care.
Why is self-care so important for your well- being, you ask? It’s simple, your body is in need of consistent breaks in order for your mind and body to perform correctly. Often over whelmed with timelines and thoughts, it is easy to become unproductive and frustrated. With self-care you are able to raises your energy levels, vibrations and provide inspiration through mental clarity.
For all the benefits of self-care, let’s take a look at two specific reasons why fishing is a great for your personal mental health, destressing and relaxing.
- Nature puts you in a better mood! New studies show that while walking through or standing in nature, our minds are less likely to focus on the negatives. You then return to your homes with a more optimistic view of life. Allowing you the positive vision, to see the opportunities you are searching for. As it has been stated in many studies: change your thoughts, change your life.
- Relax and breathe in the fresh air. Studies show that breathe in the scent of flowers, cut grass and clean air promotes relaxation and decreases anxiety. Which is much needed in our digital age of on-the-go city life. As we are always on our phones, computers, and laptops; all of which has linked to the increase in overall anxiety and depression in modern day society.
With all the benefits available, can imagine a more breath taking way to destress, unwind and recharge than to unwind by fishing in beautiful British Columba?