From an early age, I caught the travel bug. At the time, it was because I was curious. Today, I continue to be curious about new people, cultures, tastes, sounds, and sights, but also I have found that traveling reminds me to Look Up.
Look Up Mantra
Look Up is a mantra that I created as a reminder to lesson from a life-changing accident I had in 2009. I knew that lessons are sometimes forgotten in the daily juggling act that we all do. So I started a Look Up Day, Look Up Mantra, and practicing what I preach. Every day I have an alert that reminds me to Look Up: 1) be in the moment & 2) find the upside. Whether I’m rushing to a lunch, en route to the airport, or pushing an aggressive deadline, I force a pause, like pressing restart.
Why Traveling Reminds Us All to Look Up Video
Join me from this beautiful beach in the Bahamas for a quickie video version of why OR continue reading below!
What I find when traveling is that because we are not in our routines. We pay more attention to the moment, the beauty around us as well as potential hazards. We also tend to laugh off or roll with the hiccups that inherently happen on the road. Why do we react like this while traveling but have a meltdown or bad day in our every day lives? The answer is mindset. Why not bring that same Look Up mindset to your norm? It is possible.
Here’s to looking up in the Bahamas or wherever you are!