“Actually, the best gift you could have given her was a lifetime of adventures.”Lewis Carroll
By: Gabriela Yareliz
One of the aspects of Think Week I want to highlight is the idea of adventure. Often, our thoughts turn first to what needs to be cut out, but I want us to think about what we have the opportunity to add in.
Movement makes our brains process information differently. Movement is also known to boost creativity. Many of the best writers and thinkers were walkers. (If you want reading material on this, I would suggest adding A Philosophy of Walking by Frédéric Gros to your reading list).
One of the things that will make your Think Week special is to schedule an adventure (schedule a few). Adventures are a gift, so what gifts would you give yourself?
I suggest you make a short list of places you haven’t been to (but want to) or places you want to revisit where you haven’t walked through in a while. (Get lost in your city). Block out some time in your schedule, grab a journal, and go for a walk and jot down observations. Maybe adventure is not about a place, maybe it’s a new dish to try or a latte you have never had. Or maybe, it’s taking a simple walk while listening to an old cherished music album. Whatever it is, make it different from your routine.
Places have a way of taking us back or forward or toward solutions. The way the light hits something, or a certain smell, or tasting something completely new– all of these things can open mental doors. We appreciate life differently when we do things differently.
It’s time to take something off of the bucket list. I’d say pencil it in, but use a pen, instead. *wink*