You know how when you were a kid you had a favorite dinosaur and a favorite planet and you asked “why” about 5,000 times per day because you were just that curious? What happened? We just woke up one day we didn’t have a favorite dinosaur anymore and we didn’t wonder about things like we used to and maybe, just maybe, that’s when we lost some magic. Well, today we’re talking about sparking our sense of wonder as adults (or whatever it is we are) to bring back a little bit of the magic hopefully.
Seek Out Cool Things
We know, we know, this is kind of vague, but a lot of this just depends on what you’re into. So say for instance you’re kind of interested in the galaxy and moons and stars, take a little road trip and make it a point to get to a local science or air and space museum, watch a documentary, or pick up a book to simply learn more.
You probably need a little fresh air anyway, so get up and get out. Use all of your senses and be mindful and present in this moment and take in all of the wonder around you. This world is pretty incredible, you know.
Take Things In From a New Angle
Wherever you are, look at something from a new and different angle. What we mean here is perhaps the leaves are changing and you’re admiring from a scenic overlook, which is very beautiful, but now think about that view from the ground up. Fall foliage is even more magical when you feel a part of it.
Put the Phone Down
Don’t get us wrong, our phones can do some amazing things, but if your plan is to be more in the moment, you have to ditch the phone. We love to take full advantage of the ‘Do Not Disturb’ feature on our phones to keep a lot of unnecessary notifications at bay.
Slow Your Roll
We live in a fast world, but it doesn’t always have to be like that. In fact, when was the last time you can say you really saw a place like a local park, covered bridge, or scenic overview? Take the long way there and like we just said, put the phone down.
Get Outta Town
Sometimes you just need some time away from the ordinary to find the extraordinary in the world around you. And odds are, you probably don’t have to go too far.