My dad and I stopped by a bakery. As we chatted with the baker, she mentioned the bakery no longer smelled like fresh doughnuts. The longer she has worked there the less she can smell donuts.
It is not just scent either, sound has the same way of disappearing. Have you ever lived by a train track? I did when I was little. At first, the trains rattle your home and your brain. But over time something peculiar happens, we stop hearing trains.
A few years ago, my father in law asked me if we got many airplanes flying over our home. I said, no, not too much. But then I paused and listened, sure enough one was flying over our home that very minute!! Amazing- our senses are amazing!
The same thing happens with our vision. What we see all the time, we stopped seeing. I see this in houses all the time. The longer something sits, the more invisible it becomes.
Our senses, they give us so much. They also protect us and help us adapt to any situation.
If you want to see your life clearly, you must shift the normal. Travel new paths with your senses and life.
Look at what has become consistent in your life, your daily actions. What has become stagnate. Dust them off, move them completely out of their entrenched space and see what happens.
Spring brings a fresh start. If you want to see it clearly, re-spark your senses. Start with a clean slate, a fresh canvas. Sometimes what you have been looking for has been sitting right in front of you the whole time. Keeping your life fresh and alive requires movement and change. Let the gift of your senses start to shine again.
This month shift 17 things. Start March by waking up your senses. Eat 3 new foods, travel a route to work, play new music, move 17 things in your home, call old friends, turn off your cell phone, try a new hobby- juggling? Add flowers to your kitchen, read from a new author, read nothing. Shake up 17 of your normal habits. Wake up your senses and your life.
Let me know what you shift and what happens to your senses when you do,Happy Travels,
Life Coach and Healthy Home Specialist