remember back in January i started a new practice in keeping with my word-of-the-year “imagine”? i decided to take my little camera, a notepad and a pen with me on my morning walks. well, unless it’s a running day or i’m walking with someone else, i’ve turned this into a regular habit and i’m loving it!
i’ve noticed lately that my observation quotient (OQ!) has been improving. i mean, i only have about 3 variations on my walk, but amazingly, i keep noticing new things! everything you see here has been captured just in the last few days. there is rarely a day when i don’t end up taking some photos or writing down some of those ideas that used to pop in and out of my brain like hot popcorn or just slither away like a slippery snake.
the key is that it’s a daily practice. once something becomes a habit, something that you engage in day in and day out, and not just a lark that you try a time or two and then drop by the side of the road, some real power kicks in. i had read this idea and now i’m starting to get it - firsthand.
these little practices also help to organize my life. when i first became a stay-at-home worker 2 years ago, i had trouble creating structure in my days and my daily practices have really done the trick! do you engage in a daily practice??