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Overwhelmed? Can’t breathe? Take a hike!

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“Sometimes you find yourself in the middle of nowhere and sometimes in the middle of nowhere you find yourself.” – Bradley Chapman

Feeling overwhelmed? Need some fresh air? Or just looking to do something different from your regular routine? Why not changing your city environment for the beauty of nature? Take a hike! No matter where but go outside and breathe in the fresh air.

Here’s why…

The feeling of climbing or hiking to the top of a mountain is absolutely empowering, congruent to conquering real-life obstacles. And it’s even more beautiful when you reach a waterfall and drown in fresh air. If you’re still not convinced that you need to go for a hike this weekend! The reasons could be the following and which I find really convincing and definitely worth leaving the house 😉

Nothing beats real fresh air

From the crisp breeze grazing your face or the warmth of the sun chafing your skin and warming the cockles of your heart, you’ll just (no doubt) feel amazing, less stressed, and redeemed – especially if you live in a city. So take some time to escape the urban noise and pollution…your lungs and sanity will thank you for it later.

Clear your mind

Hiking is also an amazing form of meditation. The solitude allows you to feel a sense of awe-inspiring peace and accomplishment by taking in all the beauty around you. It definitely helps me clear my mind of the normal day-to-day stresses and focus on myself. Take advantage of the isolation and reflect on your life, values, and priorities – what’s most important to you?

Again, Reduces Stress

If you’re like me and can be overwhelmed and stressed, hiking is perfect to shave the anxious feelings. There’s something about being surrounded by nature that transmits you into a relaxed state and puts you at ease. Once you’re out there, there’s nothing else to do than simply exist and listen inside.

Being in company

Hiking alone can really help clearing your mind but also a great company can enrich this outside experience. Valuable conversations and the feeling of a hearing soul is so nourishing to escape the daily stress levels. It can also be fun and to join a group you didn’t know before. You definitely need to get out of your comfort zone but nevertheless the fun is worth it 🙂

Raise your activity level

Lastly… Ok this is more of a plus… Are you sick of engaging in the same gym routine? You already know this: Hiking is the perfect activity to break up the banality. Climb a mountain or bike down a trail to get your heart rate up without feeling like you’re exercising.

So what are you waiting for? What is your weekend plan?


 hat – Topshop / Blouse – Pepe Jeans (similar) / shorts – American Apparel / bag – Vintage / sandals – Forever21
photos by Julien
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“Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So… get on your way!” – Dr. Seuss

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    Iga Parker
    13. August 2016 at 14:54

    Amazing photos, hun!
    I really love your outfit <3


    • michaelablog
      13. August 2016 at 23:24

      thank you so much ❤️

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    13. August 2016 at 22:27

    I absolutely love hiking too 🙂 Too me this is where I can switch off 🙂 I like to do it in company, but also on my own (but then only small hiking trips) … so this weekend I went a bit hiking in grafenberger forrest in düsseldorf 🙂 just for around 3 hours and it was not so exhausting but I enjoyed it anyway 🙂

    great photos as always! 🙂 I think compared to your old posts from years ago, you developed a lot in a very good way! You smile much more often and seem to bright more and that’s why I like your photos a lot next to your great style (but that was always very good 😉

    All the best to you!

    • michaelablog
      13. August 2016 at 23:28

      Dear Elisabeth,
      This sounds great! So you had amazing weather too in Germany, yay!

      I thank you from the bottom of my heart for this huge compliment ❤️ This means extremely much to me because that’s what I am working towards and so happy that it is also visible in my photos 🙂 Thank you again and it’s wonderful. to have such loyal followers!
      Enjoy the rest of the weekend 🙂

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    maternity dress
    15. August 2016 at 10:53

    love the straw hat, perfect addition to the outfit!

    • michaelablog
      19. August 2016 at 21:19


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    15. August 2016 at 19:56

    This is so inspiring! I love the post:)


    • michaelablog
      19. August 2016 at 21:19

      Thank you Irene 🙂

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