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Home > Take Me Fishing Blog > April 2020 > Mental Benefits of Fishing
Whether it’s the sights, smells or sounds, or simply the chance to escape from the daily grind, nature can have a positive effect on your mental health. Getting outside for a fishing experience, walk in the woods, camping trip or other activity can be restorative. That’s because the time spent outdoors is calming and relaxing, having a therapeutic effect. Not sure how to enjoy nature? Keep in mind that the setting doesn’t matter so you can choose any natural environment. And whether you’re alone or in a group, you’ll still reap the benefits of nature. The key is to find an activity you enjoy so you commit to carving out the time to escape.
Fishing offers plenty of opportunities to get out in nature and realize the emotional boost that comes from spending time outdoors. Whether you’re just learning how to fish or how to boat, here are some key ways your mind will benefit from a day on the water:
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Alycia Downs is a freelance content creator and avid sportsman who contributes to numerous publications promoting tourism, fishing, and outdoors. Alycia is a member of the Florida Outdoor Writers Association and is actively involved with conservation and fishing non-profit organizations. Visit her personal blog at tideandtale.com or on Instagram @tideandtale.
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