The next time you can't think of anything fun to do, I highly recommend just taking a walk with your camera (or phone) and snapping some pics of the things you see. You don't have to try to take technically perfect pictures. You don't even need to try to seek out interesting things to photograph. Instead, just focus on what's in front of you. Even if you just venture down the street or into your backyard, you'll be surprised at the rad things you notice when you're paying attention. It's a really great exercise in slowing down and being mindful. I'm a pretty stressed out person by nature, and I spend a lot of time locked away in my house (much of it alone while my husband is on the road) working. And I think the combination of these things causes me to fall into the habit of convincing myself that I need to fill my breaks or time off with only the most exciting activities. But somehow, it usually seems to be these little, unexpected outings that leave the biggest mark. They help me calm down and feel grateful, and I always end up feeling satisfied with the way I chose to spend my time. Good things can happen when you pay attention to the everyday.
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