Your home is an extension of who you are. It is a great reflection of what you want to achieve in life and what you have achieved so far. Your home is where your children grow, where you nurture your family, and when you feel the safest.
With this in mind, it is not surprising that you would want to enjoy your home as much as possible. However, nature is always calling. Whether it is chirping birds or just the breeze of the air, you would want to fully experience nature as much as possible.
So, where do you find the middle ground? How do you enjoy nature while you are at home? We have some ways that may help you with this goal.
Watch Nature Channels With Your Family
One of the best things about information sharing nowadays is the fact that we can now all watch the wonders of nature in the comfort of our own homes. Nature channels that are accessible via our televisions or the internet can provide a positive family time when we cannot let our children go outside due to bad weather or a busy urban environment.
Not only are you giving your child the chance to be with you and to spend time with you, but you are also giving your child a chance to see some unique parts of nature that they might not otherwise experience.
Instead of allowing them to get addicted to social media. It would be better to get them to enjoy nature, nature shows, and scientific exploration of animals and the environment.
You can even focus on themes by watching the history of a region one week, the creatures found there another week, and the beauty or unique geography the next week. You can always get your children to see that learning about nature can be fun and exciting when it is done with the family.
Go On Field Trips
Go on field trips with the family and talk about it at home. Visiting a farm can be very delightful for children to learn about animals and work in the fields. You can also visit some public parks and learn about the various trees, flowers, and other plants. The real enjoyment comes when you talk about the trip once you are back home. This helps everyone focus on nature. What did your children experience? What are the good memories that you had together? What parts of the visit would they like to write about? How about you?
You can relive the enjoyable things of nature even when you are at home by recalling the blessings that God created. Studying nature and learning new things and lessons that build character can last a lifetime.
Go backyard camping
You can also go camping in your backyard. Who says that you need to go far to enjoy nature when you have your backyard just waiting for you? You can cook outdoors, look at the stars, and tell stories together. You will certainly not lose sleep about being safe, because your home is just a few steps away.
Read Publications About Nature
The good thing about life is the fact that you can have control over your schedule, what you do, and what information you absorb. Nowadays, we all have access to information that would otherwise not be available to previous generations. Magazines, both online and printed, are perfect examples of ways to explore nature and that you can enjoy at home.
When you read publications about nature, you can enjoy the beauty that national parks and nature reserves have to offer. Check out magazines that embody the beauty of nature with powerful photography and articles that take you places you may never go.
Publications like Creation Illustrated are the perfect example of a publication that draws you closer to nature. You can easily appreciate unique creatures, birds, and stunning outdoor adventures through this publication. You can also be inspired by the handiwork of the Creator in all of its glory. Check out this publication for more information.
Watch YouTube videos from Vloggers
One thing we can appreciate about individuals who make video logs (vlogs) is that we often that we are with them when they travel.
Travel blogs and videos made by others are now easily accessible. It is an absolute delight to see the beauty of nature in the comforts of our own homes through the travel vlogs that we can view on different video-sharing sites.
If you are new to video-sharing platforms, you can start small by watching short videos about places that you want to visit yourself.
Nature Is Yours To Enjoy
Whether or not you have the budget to go out and see the world is no longer an issue. Nature is available for all of us to enjoy. In Psalm 95:4, 5, the Bible shares, “In his hand are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to him. The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land.” This inspires us to pursue nature no matter where we might be — even in our own homes.
If there is one thing that the pandemic has taught us all, it is the fact that life will not stay the same. We cannot waste time waiting for the perfect moment. We need to act now. We need to enjoy nature now. Once you are ready, step outside your home and get going on that nature trip. Take a hike with your family and friends. See what Creation has to offer, and be inspired to share it.