In our busy western society lives, it’s easy to get caught up in day-to-day busy-ness, get frustrated with your commute to work, or worry about your finances.
Although ‘functional thought’ is of value (when you spend time planning and problem-solving), it’s good to stop yourself many times throughout the day to just notice and find beauty that is around you.
Maybe it’s pausing to admire a colourful ceramic mosaic pattern in the sidewalk and wonder what the person’s story is who put it there, or maybe it’s noticing a flower that you didn’t think grew in your climate, or marveling at a pile of rocks you happen to come across.
Boost your day by taking notice of things around you that you normally miss.
One of my favourite things to do is to look up into the sky and watch the clouds dance and flow. It grounds me, and reminds me of perspective – that the world is huge and much of my day-to-day worries are small.