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Photographs; & questions you wouldn't think to ask yourself…



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When it is time to take some time away, to have a vacation, to rest, relax, and rejuvenate we tend to gravitate toward activities that we enjoy and to spend time with people we enjoy being around. But part of what makes a vacation a vacation or that makes time away revitalizing is to spend at least part of it not doing anything. Time spent unfocused, not striving toward any goal, no matter how much we enjoy the physical or mental engagement, is as essential to our well-being as focused relaxation. This drifting can be as difficult to achieve as activities more demanding, yet one should not avoid some passive time, just for oneself, if one is hoping for complete relief from the stresses and obligations of everyday life. Doesn’t that make sense to you?

I’m off to drift, unfocused, on the tide for a couple of weeks. I’ll be in touch when I return.


Author: EllenphanPhotos

I've been struck many times by the thoughts that run through my head when I'm outdoors and contemplating nothing in particular. The thoughts can be profound or silly, sad or joyful, relevant or not. But they're always there. And with just a bit of concentration they can lead to the most astonishing places and on the most convoluted trails. Exploring those vagaries and jigs and jogs is fun. I'm attempting to find more of these trails to see if they lead anywhere or nowhere, because even nowhere is somewhere. The bits and pieces of the outdoors help to make the indoors survivable. Photos help bring the outdoors in and remind me of many of the thoughts I had while still outside, a very valuable tool they are, too.

8 thoughts on “Unfocused

  1. Yes this makes total sense to me. I spend more time focusing on resting. Of which I never do. But I plan to!!
    Enjoy your unfocused Enjoy your rest Enjoy your peace of mind

  2. I need to do the same thing !!!!!

  3. It definitely helps to take a breather from everyday life and just relax! Enjoy your break!

  4. Hi! I’m glad you liked my post!
    I see you are interested in photography as well. I’m looking forward seeing some of your best pics in the future posts. Followed 😉

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