I walked today. Waking up with an overwhelming sense of “I need to be outside” can be exhilarating. I love when I’m in the mood to just explore.
I have to admit that being in this state of mind comes and goes. I’m currently testing out Nootropics to try and get in the elusive “flow” state, the type of thing Tiger Woods could achieve back when he was winning. It’s a semi conscious state that really allows you to just do exactly as intended. It’s funny that as humans we struggle to achieve the things that we intend to do, if you look at it from that perspective it really makes no sense. The simple idea that the most successful people in the world are the ones who manage to do as they intended should do one of two things to you….
- Make you think that “I’m an idiot” 2. Motivate you to put one foot in front of the other and act accordingly.
Number 1 can often be the case for myself but occasionally number 2 is and that’s when I like to go for a walk…
So, back to walking. I now live in London which is the greatest city in the world for people watching. You see some shit that really make you contemplate if all people really are created in the same way. For instance, the man hiding under the bridge today that had an alarming resemblance to the child catcher out of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. I relived my childhood nightmare. Then you see people that make you feel like the most uncool person in the entire world. I’m of course referring to the skateboarders that I was fascinated by today, those guys are cool, the clothes are cool, the attitude is cool, the actual skateboarding is cool, everything is cool. I felt like I was watching rockstars working on their craft during a private session.
People watching is fun but I really like the fresh air. I had the realisation today that during the week I spend approximately 1 hour per day outside. Wow! that’s crazy. I should probably get out more.
My absolute favorite thing about living in California was the outdoor living, people couldn’t get enough of it. Now, in London, people seem like they scurry from the tube to a building, from dinner to home, etc.. and whats with all the power walking people? You might feel as if you are saving so much time but in all reality you might be moving 2 miles per hour faster than me, and 2 miles per hour over half a mile amount to about 20 seconds. Congratulations!
Sorry about that rant. had to get it out of my system.
Keep your eye level up. What you will realize is that London and most places for that matter, are far more beautiful when you’re not looking down at the ground or your phone. Take a walk, get some fresh air and be inspired by your surroundings. You will realize soon after that it doesn’t require a book or a classroom to be mentally stimulated. Simply, take a walk and be observant. Have a good week everybody!