How to think like you're travelling...

Even when you're back at home

When you travel, the littlest things can seem beautiful and amazing. Maybe it's because most of us are more relaxed and have more time when we're on holidays...we notice things we'd walk straight past at home: things like street signs or people hanging up washing.  Over the last 12 months I've stayed in Australia  and made a more conscious effort to 'travel' even when I'm home. I'm challenging myself to:

1. Slow down.

Shadows on the side of a shop just up the road in Helensburgh, NSW.

Shadows on the side of a shop just up the road in Helensburgh, NSW.

2. Notice and appreciate the ordinary.   

Part of an electricity pole in a town two hours from my current home base. 

Part of an electricity pole in a town two hours from my current home base. 

3. Be open.... 

Former teacher, now homeless, in Katoomba who spent an hour telling me his story.

Former teacher, now homeless, in Katoomba who spent an hour telling me his story.

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To some extent I do these things naturally, but it's easy to get busy and rush around, ignoring the beauty and interesting stories that are right in front of us. No more!!

Do you have any tips for adopting a 'travellers mindset' at home? I'd love to hear them.