We just celebrated mellow’s 1-year anniversary in April! Yep, mellow’s anniversary falls on Earth Day. As we celebrated the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22nd, the role of the environment took on a new meaning. Although our experiences have narrowed in recent months, for many, our relationship with nature has increased. There’s a lot of discussion about creating vegetable gardens, and other productives activities.
I read an article stating that many people entered lockdown with the determination to immerse themselves in inspirational reading such as Proust, and only find themselves slumped in front of highly binge-able shows such as Tiger King. Like many others, I didn’t know much the French novelist Proust, but what I read about him was so interesting that I decided to share it with you.
According to Proust, much of life is ruined by habits; they dull our senses and stop us appreciating everything, from the beauty of a sunset to our work and friends. Unlike children, adults then seek more powerful stimulants such as fame and love. The trick is to recover the powers of appreciation of a child and to start to look upon daily life with a new and more grateful sensitivity.
With social media being flooded with messages that encourage productivity, I suggest we take this opportunity to sit back, relax and reconnect with that careless feeling that we thought was just associated with childhood. You’ll see, life isn’t necessarily dull and without excitement – it’s just that one forgets to look at it the right way, the mellow way.