Rewild Your Life 30-day Challenge

I just found out about this wonderful event that begins on September 1, and I wanted to share it with you quickly in case you want to get in on the fun with us. It’s called Rewild Your Life and is being organized by We Are Wildness. It’s a very simple idea, which they explain like this:

We are hosting this challenge to help you reconnect with that inner wildness deep down in your soul. The goal will be to spend at least 30 minutes a day in a natural setting for 30 days without electronics (except to take pictures). Do you think you can do it?

I can do it…can you?

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I’ve written about the benefits of ecotherapy a few times in the past couple of years, and this seems to be a good opportunity to mention some of those previous articles in case you want a reminder of some of the reasons it’s important to connect with nature:

You Need Some Vitamin N – Did you know that exposure to the natural world can actually increase intelligence for some people? (Who couldn’t use some more smarts?)

Ecotherapy: It’s Real and It Works – In one study, more than 70% of the participants felt less depressed after a walk in the woods.

I hope some of you will consider signing up with me. They’re going to be giving away some prizes, but when you think about it, the REAL prize is going to be the nature experiences we all have during the 30 days. 

September is going to be wonderful, isn’t it?

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5 Responses to Rewild Your Life 30-day Challenge

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  2. Kylie says:

    Love the idea! Thinking of signing up if backyards count as “natural world.” I live near a huge forested park with great trails and birdwatching, but can’t always get there… Do you think it counts? LOL Thanks for sharing this! 😀

    • Kim says:

      Hi Kylie! I’m so glad you want to do the challenge with us. Yes, they clearly say on the website that “even your own backyard” is good enough if that’s all you can manage. As long as you can do without the cell phone or other electronics for 30 minutes a day, you should be good. I’d love to hear from you in September to see what you think of your experience!

  3. Littlesundog says:

    I had to laugh a bit. I do hours without electronic devices. In fact, most of the time I rebel carrying a cell phone. I spend a lot of time in nature each day. Especially in the cooler fall and winter months. Nature rocks… and it will change your life!

    • Kim says:

      I’m sure *you *don’t need to do a Rewild Challenge, lol! But I’m hoping someone who is disconnected from nature might see this idea and try it to see how it might change their life. There’s supposed to be a forum where participants can talk to each other about their experiences — I’m looking forward to reading the posts there.

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