Tiny tip for present and future happiness: look up and out. Often!
We’ve all got our noses in our phones or Kindles nowadays, on the bus, train, at home, out walking—even, as I saw yesterday, on a skateboard!
Older people tend to look down at feet or floor or footpath. But even if you’re worried about tripping or slipping, now and then lift your head and look up. If you don’t have hills, never mind, you can look at the sky or the top of tall buildings. Make it a tiny habit, for example each time you step outside or turn a corner.
Why? It helps. For posture. For more efficient walking. For flexibility. For your eyes. For your bones. For your neck. For better breathing. For mindfulness. For confidence. For engagement with the real world. For respite from screens. For inspiration. Or just because you like it.
See what’s out there. Feel a tiny spurt of delight. Well-being at any age starts now, with a private habit like this.
*No way (no no no no) is this a religious blog—but I am a vicar’s daughter and sometimes a little bit of Bible pops out.