Looking Up

It amazes me what a difference it makes to look up. I spend a lot more time commuting now with my new job. Some of that time is spent walking in Seattle to the office. It’s so easy to fall back into the habit of looking down while I’m walking. I can see obstacles and little out cropping that I might catch my feet on but in so doing I miss out on so much. Here are a few observations I’ve made on looking down vs looking up.

Looking Down

  • Less light
  • Dirty sidewalk and street
  • Poor posture

Looking Up

  • More light
  • Sky, clouds, sun
  • Birds, trees, people’s faces
  • Skyline & architecture
  • Better posture
  • Cleaner

It’s amazing how much a difference these things make for me. Each individuals experience will be different but go ahead and try it and see what happens. I think it’s also interesting that I naturally look down but have to work at looking up. I’m sure there’s a lesson in there somewhere.

Looking up helps me to be healthier, happier, and see the world a little brighter than I did before.

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