Walk around my neighborhood and look with a fresh eye





30-60 minutes



This is not my first time trying to practice this exercise.

But I usually forget about my intention in minutes (not to say seconds). What was different today being my desire to share this experience with you: it allowed me to practice with more focus than usual. 

One of today’s discoveries: if you look at a house from a different angle than the one you usually look at it (let’s say you come from the other side of the street), the house becomes like one you’ve never seen before.

I’m sure I wouldn’t be able to recognize 80 to 90% of my neighborhood’s houses if they were shown to me in photo.

Have you ever thought about that? Try it tomorrow: imagine details from your neighborhood shown to you in photo.

And honestly, respond to this question: would you recognize them?

(BTW, it’s the first time I see the Bouddha on the picture and it’s a couple feet from where I live).

Did you like this post? Please share it. It would mean a lot to me and help your friends take better care of themselves.

Note: Posts 1-10 are relatively short.

When I started the Self-Care Journey, I didn’t know I was embarking for 365 days. I had a very vague idea of what my concept or my objectives -appart from taking care of myself- were.

I’m keeping the posts the way they were initially published so that you can witness the evolution of my journey and live the experience the way I did.

Love to all and thanks for any comments you’d like to leave.

WHY IS IT SELF-CARE?  Looking with a fresh eye keeps the curious child in you alive and arises your awareness and mindfulness towards what you’re experimenting.


What I really love about this self-care is that every time I practice it, I realize I don’t know my neighborhood as much as I think I do.

While walking, try to focus on details : window frames, trees on the front yards, colors of the houses, type of architecture…

You will be amazed by how little you see when you look with your everyday eyes.

Set as an objective to find something new every day.

I’m pretty sure you can practice for a lifetime and still keep discovering new things.

Let me know how it goes my friends 🙂