People who own boats never seem to stop talking about how much fun it is. Their conversations are centred around their upcoming weekend plans, whether that means going out on the lake or spending the day working on the boat.
If you don’t own a boat, it might not seem feasible that something can be that much fun, but you’re missing out on an entire world of enjoyment and relaxation.
Boating allows you to tap into something primal. By casting off from the dock and surrounding yourself with crystal clear water, you can leave all of your cares behind at the dock. When you separate yourself from cell reception, work, and anything that worries you, it’s easy to let the sound of the water put you at ease.
Take your family with you. Before you leave, pack a cooler with some sandwiches, drinks, and a few snacks. Take a tube, waterskis, water noodles and a fishing pole or two. Your family will enjoy the change of pace, and you can sit back and let your concerns drift away.
Boating isn’t just fun – it’s good for you. When you first set out from the dock, make a conscious decision to leave behind your cares and your worries. Focus on what you’re currently doing: having fun with friends and family, not worrying about what’s going on at work.
Did you know: Research has shown the sound of waves can actually alter the way your brain works, putting you into a relaxed state. You may have noticed that many ‘ambient’ sound collections include those of waves crashing on the shore – it’s because the sounds can easily be pushed out of your mind, but prevent total silence from occurring.
The effects of going out on the water don’t stop when you reach land, either. Boating can act almost as a ‘reset’ switch, putting you in a better mindset for days and even weeks to come. When the worries of the world get to be too much, head for the lake.
When you’re on a boat with your family, listening to the sound of the water and the laughter of your children as they reel in their first fish of the day, the worries of the world seem very far away. Out of sight, out of mind. Set aside time out of your schedule to take the entire family out on the water and enjoy the feeling of absolute freedom it provides. The complete lack of stress it provides you will more than make up for any time it may take out of your day.