Sunsets and quiet.

Sunsets and quiet.

[00:00:00] You're listening to The Daily Five, an experimental podcast by Aurooba, where I talk about something for five minutes. So let's get to it, shall we?

[00:00:16] As the sun sets and the sky transforms into a beautiful wash of colors, it's hard not to feel at peace. Watching the sunset is a simple but powerful way to connect with nature and find a moment of stillness, especially when the day has been crazy busy. Sometimes taking a moment to appreciate the beauty around us, as cliche as it may sound, can help us recharge and refocus.

[00:00:53] When we feel overwhelmed or stressed, it's really easy to fall into a cycle of nonstop work or nonstop worrying about work or neglecting our needs and burning ourselves out. Taking a break even for a moment and watching the sunset really can give us a little bit of space to breathe and come back to the situation at hand with renewed energy and focus. Once in a while, we should try to remember to be present in the moment and let go of any worries or distractions.

[00:01:37] You may be surprised at how much it can improve your sense of wellbeing in the long run or... Although, you already know this, but like you may be surprised that it actually works, because being productive doesn't always mean pushing ourselves to the limit. This may sound weird, but one of my safe places is being in the car, listening to music and staring out the window.

[00:02:09] It might be because we used to go on a lot of road trips when I was young. It could also be because my spouse and I just spent a lot of time driving around when we were dating. Like a lot. Our car has prominently featured in most of the major moments of our relationship, including when we decided to get married.

[00:02:34] A few hours before I recorded this episode, I was in the car staring out the window and soaking in the mountains and a pretty sunset that I tried but fails to take an accurate photo of. The colors and shading of the mountains were straight out of a pastel color, watercolor painting, and it was really beautiful, very serene looking.

[00:03:00] On a day when I've been thinking a lot and feeling a lot, it was nice just to feel quiet for a moment and I'm grateful that we have that. You know, nature, sunsets, they're pretty cool. So if you've been feeling harried and a little just too much of everything recently. Maybe today, go sit by the window during the sunset and soak in the quiet, listen to some good soulful music and get lost in the moment.

[00:03:40] It could do you a lot of good, just like it did me. Sometimes the most productive thing we can do is to take a moment to recharge and simply be ourselves. You know, not our worried selves, our work selves, or any other self, just us in the moment, being ourselves. Of course, the other thing that really, really helps is having a spouse you can literally spill your entire guts to without a filter – so that you're temporarily out of things to say, feel or think that seems to work pretty well for me too. But you know, sunsets are a very excellent other option that we can take advantage of when the spouse option is not available or we can, you know, do both.

[00:04:42] Like I did. Thanks for listening. Talk to you tomorrow.