Monday Sidetrack: 27

“The human brain had a vast memory storage. It made us curious and very creative. Those were the characteristics that gave us an advantage – curiosity, creativity and memory. And that brain did something very special. It invented an idea called ‘the future.’ “David Suzuki

 

Hey Everyone! The Fiction+Photo blog will be taking a break for a few weeks and will return in October.

In the meantime, we encourage you to get curious. The human brain is naturally curious. That helps us overcome fear, empathize, and discover new ideas, perspectives, and ways to do things. It also keeps us engaged in the present because we’re wondering who, what, where, when, why, and how.

Here are some ideas to feed your natural curiosity!

-          Watch a different news channel and try to understand that perspective.

-          Read your mother’s/father’s favorite book

-          Question at least one mundane thing every day (e.g. why does ice float to the top?)

-          Change up your workout routine

-          Listen to a podcast you normally wouldn’t even consider

-          Let yourself try out a hobby you’ve been thinking about and haven’t made the time for

-          Make the homemade version of a food you'd normally buy (e.g. macaroni and cheese)

After doing whatever you choose, take some notes about what you did, what you learned, and how you felt about it. Then think about how you could bring the good stuff into your regular life. What could you share with your friends and family? How about that social media audience? Did you learn something important that would be helpful for others?

Leave a comment and tell us what you tried and what you learned. We’d love to hear about it!

Speaking of curious, what do you think is in this photo?