In response to questions about a favorite activity, I have told others that one of the best things about scuba diving is the peacefulness of it. One plans the travel and packs the luggage. Once there, one endures the hauling, checking, donning gear and the entry itself. Then, the reward – the gift – is immediate.
For the duration of that dive, there is no telephone, computer or other electronic noise. There will be no loud voices, no incivility, no horn honks or flashing billboards. There won’t even be a to-do list, because there won’t be a desk or work station. Bliss!
At favorite sites, one is immediately overwhelmed by beauty and color, by the genuine fascination of variety and even humor before one’s eyes. It becomes obvious that the surface we all see when looking at the ocean contains under it all, more color and life and natural behaviors than any man-made facility on land. One learns that taking an electronic-free vacation is indeed as wonder-ful and revitalizing as the experts say it can be.
This author argues that simply making time to notice and appreciate a quiet moment or a natural landscape can be refreshing and revitalizing as well.
I suggest, “just do it:”
- Enjoy a walk or simply sit in a park, leaving your favorite device behind.
- Create time|space, not responding to calls or messages after a particular time – or even for a whole day.
- Let yourself dream what it might be like to be surrounded by quiet.
If you’re an introvert, these ideas may naturally suit you and energize you, stimulating your creativity.
If you’re an extrovert, these ideas may energize you as you get creative when sharing them with others at your next opportunity.