Project 365: Rush all the Time
I’ve written about this before, but one of the things I really need to focus on is slowing down. I rush everywhere and everything – if it’s not a pressured situation, I don’t really know what to do with myself half the time. It’s like I’m an adrenaline junkie without all the cool extreme sports. When things are under a tight deadline, I’m all focus, energy, and direction. I drink a tonne of coffee and I get it done.
However, if I’ve been doing it for awhile, things start to slip through the cracks. I start forgetting things because it’s too much and running really late for stuff because I’ve over-scheduled myself. When this happens, my natural instinct is to try and kick it into higher gear and perform even more efficiently. Naturally, things really start to fall apart.
Project 365: Slow Down
Now, my goal is to slow down. Build down time into my every day life and find things to do that aren’t rush, rush, rush. A few years ago, I read about a neat idea called Project 365* in a book somewhere and it has stayed with me all this time. So, in an effort to appreciate the little things, I have decided to start my own photo-journal to document everyday things that I thought were memorable – because it was funny, unusual, interesting , amazing, beautiful, whatever.
The act of having to take a picture every day helps me be more observant and take note of my surroundings. It encourages me to take pleasure in every day details that I might otherwise be “too busy and important” to notice or care about.
Project 365: The pictures
I love driving, I love the idea of getting into my car and having the potential to go anywhere.
Viva la shorts!
Coffee. Because it’s awesome. The end.
*Project 365 is an initiative that asks people to take a photo for every day of the year. People use it for all different kinds of reasons, but one option is to use it as a photo essay chronicling what’s happening in your life over the year. It encourages you to be observant, creative, and in tune with your moods. One of the most important ways we encode and retrieve memories is through our visual system – start carrying a camera and start journaling your life, you might be surprised at how much richer it is. Read more here.