That’s right, don’t turn round.
Behind you, however.
What’s behind you?
Now, I’m taking a chance that you’re reading this in the same place you usually read your emails.
Maybe not, of course, but if you’re like me you’re possibly a creature of habit, which suggests that you’re pretty familiar with your current surroundings.
You are? Thought as much.
So, what is behind you?
(Again, no looking.)
Perhaps it’s just a wall – but what colour is it, and what if anything covers it?
Or maybe there’s furniture of some kind?
What does it look like? What might be stacked on it?
There again, it could be that there’s a person (or people) behind you.
What are they doing?
What are they wearing?
The point is, we regularly go about our day oblivious to the world around us.
When we’re in the old familiar places, how often do we stop to take things in?
When we’re somewhere new, do we look about us, or just breeze through with eyes fixed ahead?
If you wanted a hospital patient to recover more quickly, would you give them a bed whose window looked out on a brick wall, or one with an ever-changing view?
The latter, I suspect.
The thing is, taking proper notice of the world around you is a sure-fire way of adding to your overall wellbeing, and it’s there in front of you (and behind you, too) right now.
So, go on, take a look – then why not carry on doing so as the day progresses?
Think of it as free medicine with no side-effects.