Look up at the horizon…
How much of your day do you spend with your head tipped forward looking down?
At your keyboard / laptop when you are sitting at your desk? Walking down the street looking down at the ground, in shop windows or at your phone?
We have a few problems here.
- You are putting a lot of strain on your neck
- You are at much higher risk of getting a hump back
- You are in your stress physiology more than you need to be
- You constantly have a double chin (harsh I know, but for 99% of us it’s true)
Notice how often today you sit up and take notice of what is going on around, look up and out at the horizon. The further out you look the more upright you will be, opening you up more, letting you breathe properly and relax a bit.
I know that we are busy and have a never ending To Do list to get through and sometimes we need to be heads down to get shit done, but we also need to breathe and feel better to help us concentrate more.
Take time to have a look at the scenery, people watch, at night look at the stars and the moon (if you can see anything through the clouds).
Being aware of your surroundings helps put things in to perspective, we are just tiny little things on this planet and it lets you see and appreciate lovely things…
Take notice of the world around you this weekend
Have a good one (and hope there is good weather on Saturday night, I am doing the moonwalk in Edinburgh!)