Enriching your life through mindful adventures

Claire Copeman - Aug 04, 2019 - Inspiration

Practicing mindfulness is a hot topic these days. But why is that? Living in this busy always-on world that we find ourselves in, we can all recognise that feeling of autopilot. Where we drift through our days in a state of disconnect. Always doing at least two things at once: watching TV whilst looking at our phones, preparing dinner whilst talking about the day’s events, planning the next day whilst driving to work… and so it goes on. We’re never really in the moment.

Why is mindfulness important?

Mindfulness is being fully present to appreciate the moment. Steadily taking in everything around us and savouring the details. Practicing mindfulness helps to make life richer and more fulfilling.

According to Mindful.org, the goal of mindfulness is to wake up the inner workings of our mental, emotional and physical processes.

Meditation can be a wonderful way to really focus the mind. Allowing us to free it from the day-to-day clutter that accumulates as we rush around in our busy lives. And keeping a meditation journal, as suggested by RelaxLikeABoss.com enables you to capture the inspiration that comes during your relaxed mental state.

How mindfulness and outdoor adventure come together

Sometimes we want to achieve that meditative state whilst getting out and being active. We all know that spending time outdoors is good for us. That invigorating combination of fresh air and physical activity does wonders for the mind, body and soul. But it can only do so much if you’re not really present to reap its benefits.

Which do you think would make you feel better, walking in the hills while you bring yourself up to date on the latest social media via your phone? Or walking in the hills while looking around at the birds and wild flowers? Both have you moving. And both have you breathing that fresh countryside air. Yet only one of these will help to restore balance in your mind and recharge you for the week ahead.

Practicing mindfulness simply means being aware of what’s around you and taking the time to connect with every small detail that makes up that precious moment you’re in right now. We believe that doing this in an outdoor adventure environment is especially good for you. And when you bring new experiences into play, your ability to focus becomes even stronger and the effects so much more powerful.

Discovering mindfulness on mindful adventures in the UK

Adventure for the soul

At Adventure Tours UK we believe that adventure is all about connecting with a new landscape or culture through physical activity. That activity could be anything from a gentle hike in the hills to abseiling off a cliff, mountain biking through a national park to exploring the coast by boat.

It doesn’t matter what the activity is. What matters is that you discover somewhere new and you connect with it both physically and emotionally.

And when you push yourself beyond your everyday comfort zone, even just a little, the feeling of accomplishment can really light up your soul.

Abseiling on a UK staycation to learn the positive benefits of mindfulness and adventure

Mindful Adventure

At Adventure Tours UK we create adventure experiences that let you escape the daily grind and truly find yourself. Whether you want to indulge in your favourite pastime, such as mountain biking or hiking, or you want to explore new experiences that challenge you to think differently.

Our Mindful Adventure short UK break has been crafted entirely around this goal of practicing mindfulness by fully immersing you into landscape, culture and heritage through a range of outdoor activities. Based in North East Wales, the experiences are all suitable for anyone with moderate fitness. And the narrative our guides provide will douse you in the rich history, myths and legends of the region. You’ll learn so much about yourself and about the region. But more than that, you’ll learn the art of mindfulness and how to apply it in your day to day life.

Mindful Adventure is the perfect UK break for solo travelers and couples alike. If you’re looking for a more purposeful break to enrich your life, this is the one for you.

Learn mindfulness through outdoor adventure experiences on a UK staycation

Are you ready to find yourself and discover Wales?

Check out the dates for our Mindful Adventure short break. Or take a look at some of our other outdoor adventure holidays. The Wild Wellness Retreat is perfect if you’re a busy woman looking to rewild your soul or if you prefer a longer break, our 8 day Discovery North Wales tour could be perfect for you.

What are you waiting for? Seize the moment and start living mindfully today.