The pace of life seems to be getting faster each year and self-care has become an entire industry due to the demand for emotional and physical restoration. While we know millennials are getting hit hard with burnout (with all the attending think-pieces) all ages and generations are feeling the grind start to wear. For some, it’s the inability to disconnect from their emails and texts long enough to clear their mind; for others, they’re working long hours to keep finances stable. It can be easy to lose sight of life’s small comforts.
While there’s no quick fix, we decided to start small and take a walk around the neighborhood. Without the distraction of a podcast or phone call, there is so much to notice. Working in a creative field, it’s important to take a step back from the nuts-and-bolts tasks and allow new inspiration.
The texture of a crumbling wall, an unintentionally beautiful paint combination, hazy sunlight through eucalyptus leaves; all of these vignettes have inspired us to look for renewal in the simple moments amidst the chaos.
Sometimes a moment of awareness is all you need to shift your thinking and re-structure the day’s priorities. Comfort can be found in leaning into the backdrop of the day and making the it the focal point.
Breathe. See. Enjoy. Relax.