My mom went to Italy last month with a friend. She usually travels with my dad, but this was a girl’s trip. On the itinerary; Rome, Florence, Naples and little towns in between.
You’d think the advice she might have received from my dad would be something like:
- be safe
- stick together
- have fun
- don’t spend too much
He only offered two words of wisdom…
I think he meant this advice literally and figuratively, and I invite you to take part in this mini-mission in the same ways.
Get lost (literally): Visit somewhere you’ve never been before. It can be a town close by, but make sure it is unfamiliar to you. Put your phone and your maps away and walk aimlessly with no expectations. Be aware of your surroundings, but don’t force them to guide you somewhere.
Get lost (figuratively):
- Get lost in conversation.
- Get lost in a great book.
- Get lost in the smell of a local pizzeria.
- Get lost in planning your next project.
- Get lost in someone’s eyes.
- Dump your watch and phone and get lost in time.
- Lose your map and get lost your surroundings.
Your mind will react differently to things if you aren’t timing, planning and designing each moment of your day. Where will you go to get lost? When was the last time you got lost?
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