So recently I have been spending a ton of my time at my computer. Sitting. Staring. Working. Now don’t get me wrong, this is great. It means that I am able to do the things I love. Sitting at a computer for hours on end is just the price that I pay associated with doing what I love. So I will gladly pay that price day in and day out.
But it’s still hard.
I take breaks. Often. Because I have to. If I don’t then I start to get weird. And not the good kind of weird either. We as humans are not meant to spend our time in front of a screen. So the lack of genuine connection and interaction gets to you. But I have found a solution to this. It’s pretty simple to be honest. That thing you feel like you are lacking. Well just go do it. So the other day I got up and went outside and just took a walk around the block. Simple. Easy. And I can get my steps in. Sweet right? Almost.
On the way out, my car was parked out front. I realized I had a camera in there. So naturally I grabbed it. Now here comes the tricky part. Your intention matters. More than anything. Clearly defined intentions establish boundaries and can take pressure off of yourself and allow you to fully relax. I could have easily gone out on this walk-break and tried to create the MOST AMAZING picture I could possibly come up with.
But I didn’t.
I don’t really even like taking pictures of things that can talk back to you. But so what. This was just a break. A walk around the park so to say. So I said to myself. I just want to photograph what is interesting to me. And try to do so in an interesting way. If I come out of it with something cool, that’s great.
I realized after the walk this is really a great exercise. A meditation almost. In being present. In being aware. Just appreciating everything and noticing it for what it is, for how you see it. Not trying to make it something it is not. WE do that so often. I know I do. We want our days, our lives, our moments, shit even our food to be. . .perfect (I really dislike that word). And so during all that wishing we look at things and try to make them what we would like them to be and miss out on the beauty of what they really are.
This is my approach with all of my clients. You want to be skinnier. Taller. Think you smile weird. Think you have a big nose. And want me to change all that. Nope. Sorry. But I will show you is how beautiful and unique you are, as you are.
I know I went deep on you guys and gals again. I’m not sorry. 🙂
Safe to say there will be plenty more walks like this.