The Glass is Half-full 30.03.18, By Kian / by Kian West

What are you doing just for you? 

Newcastle Merewether Beach above baths overlooking Bar Beach

That's something so simple but powerful I was thinking about yesterday looking out over Bar Beach in Cooks Hill sipping on a coffee and taking a moment to read. What are you doing for you.
This was what I was doing for me, creating a regular moment to just stop and enjoy the world.

I'm really into "running" these days. I'm still not sure if what I'm doing actually counts as running or if it is slightly up from a canter or jog, but I keep putting those feet in front of one another with an aim to be fitter than I used to be. I like how I can plug in some music and shut off the world while I focus on the movement. It's meditative, the rhythm of movement, watching the world go by and focusing on the thoughts or rather allowing them to flow through as well.  
Normally on a Friday morning, but because of the long weekend, this week Thursday morning I hit the pavement along Merewether Beach and then through to Cooks Hill and back then a quick swim and some coffee with a book. 

This has somewhat become my ritual. 
A moment in-between the madness to stop and reflect. It has made me really think about what I want from every week, from life in general, because that's what you get to do when you really stop. 

It has even started being a question I ask people because I'm honestly keen to know what people do for them, what they enjoy doing or what gives them a chance to just be. Exercise is a great one, especially solo pursuits because there is usually time for your mind to wander. But even that can come in lots of shapes and it is great to hear how people approach it. 
I'd love to know what you do. 

Good Friday.