We are coming into a frenetic time of year, our schedules stacked with a cornucopia of social engagements, both personal and business, and lots and lots of family. Which means that more than any time of year, we serve ourselves best by carving out time to regroup. So I invite you to do this by taking some short walks over the next month or so.
Breathe deeply and walk in awareness … awareness of what you see, what you hear, what you smell, what you feel. Take these few moments simply to “notice” your environment. Be it a residential street or the company parking lot, whether you are in shorts and a t-shirt or boots and a winter coat, disengage your schedule and engage your senses. I do this regularly, and it truly helps reset my inner balance.
Just this morning I took a little stroll and decided to photograph what I noticed. I know you can’t hear the twitter of finches or the drawl of our neighborhood quails. You can’t feel the soft breeze on my face or the warmth of the sun on my back. But maybe, from my noticing in these photos, you can conjure the dusty scent of desert that permeates the early November air here in Arizona.
I invite you to photograph your own noticings and share them with me on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #WalkingwithPlynn, and check out my Pinterest board, What I see.
Tis the season to take care of your Self!