…Is something which I love to do. I find that it not only helps to pass time, but also inspires creativity If you are suffering from writer’s block, as I sometimes am, it helps to go and sit somewhere with a coffee and a notepad, and for every person you see, imagine their story
The pace of modern life is ridiculously fast. Our minds are switched on and racing almost incessantly throughout the day. Technology and social media are constantly fighting for our attention. So much so that we become fearful of what we might miss out on if we don’t check in regularly. We forget how to switch off which affects our health, mental wellbeing, ability to function and the quality of our sleep. Once our sleep is affected, then our mental and physical health suffer as a result, locking us into a vicious cycle.
It shouldn’t be like this. Life is more than just a race from goal to goal and achieving as much as possible in the shortest time. Life is to be enjoyed, experienced and savoured. Slow down to smell the roses. Take time to appreciate the beauty of life and acknowledge that which we often take for granted. Calm your mind in the process.
Find somewhere quiet to sit and watch the world go by. As you watch the human behaviour and interactions taking place, create a story in your mind or on paper. It is tricky at first, but also a lot of fun. After doing this for a few days, you will find yourself becoming more observant and more appreciative of the world around you.