The titles of these books make this too easy! It goes without saying that if you go hiking you will, indeed, be more happy. How could it be anything else?
Don’t believe me? Then let’s look at the evidence.
I am sure I have mentioned this before. Recently more and more articles and books are talking about the benefits of being in nature. Even if all you do is go sit under a tree in the woods you are ahead of the game.
If you are walking then you are exposed to all sorts of plants and dirt and good stuff. Some folks like to go hiking barefoot. I saw someone this last season walking barefoot up the mountain. When I was 8, 9, and 10 years old I spent all summer without shoes. I remember stepping on some glass and it never even getting through the callus. But I digress. Put your boots on when you go hiking!
Get it Done Early
Once again, you will be happier if you finish your mountain by 8:30 in the morning. Look at it this way, the day has just begun for most people and you have already climbed a mountain. If that doesn’t make you happy, I don’t know what will.
Then there are other things on your list for the day that will get done because you climbed the mountain early. If you wait then the mountain becomes an excuse for not getting to other important goals for the day.
Over the top happy happens when you reach the summit of a mountain. What could passably make you happier except doing it very early. You get to see the sunrise. More happiness!
You say, but what if I don’t make it to the summit? Not possible if you prepare and have grit, determination and discipline!