On this episode of The Marc and Mandy Show: Host Chats, Marc and Mandy tell of each other’s lack of observation. Check out the video above to hear what Marc and Mandy have to say, or keep reading for tips on improving your skills of observation.
Read a book
Whether it’s a book, newspaper, magazine, or even the subtitles of a show or movie, reading can help to boost your powers of observation by forcing you to consistently focus. Make sure you are actually reading and not just quickly skimming.
Put away your phone
Our phones are great, but they can also lead to mindless scrolling, preventing us from observing what’s actually in front of us. If you have a moment to look at your phone, consider taking that moment to be mindful and observe the world around you instead.
Sketch or take notes
Drawing or writing about the world around you is a great way to take it in and cement and preserve your observations. You don’t have to be skilled, but the more you do it, the better you’ll get.
Seek out patterns
The world is filled with patterns, be that in a physical or behavioural sense. Train yourself to seek those patterns out and even write them down, if you feel so inclined.