Have you ever noted the pirouettes of a leaf as it falls off a tree, or the quivering of a blade of grass in the wind?

Not everyone notices the minute details of daily life. Humans are busy beings; most barely find the time to sit and eat. It seems that noticing the small details of life is a lost art, or an exercise most simply cannot find the time to implement in daily life.

However, ignoring those nuances in daily life can be detrimental to relationships, productivity, and mental health.

Stop, Smell, and Observe the Roses

Observation allows you to live in the moment. It also promotes positivity and optimism, both key philosophies to living a healthy and happy life. Being observant also allows you to be more mindful, which assists both your mind and body with relaxation and concentration.

Noticing the small details will allow you to have more meaningful relationships, it will improve your productivity, and it will help you live a more gratifying life. 

Build Better Relationships

Being conscious of the small details of those around you can significantly enhance your relationships. For example, noticing and commenting on a colleague’s new hair cut will make them feel recognized, which will help strengthen that relationship. 

The same can be said for family, friend, romantic, or business relationships. If you notice the little details of their lives, you are bound to build deeper and more meaningful connections.

Improve Productivity

While multitasking may seem like a good way to check more items off of your to-do list, you’re likely just compromising your ability to complete one task well. It’s proven that attempting to do multiple things at once only sabotages your ability to function at your best. 

By giving your undivided attention to one task, you’ll find that you’re a better learner, more attentive, and more mindful. Choosing to mono-task will also help reduce mistakes.

Further, you’re more likely to increase the quality of your work by providing your undivided attention to one task at a time. 

Live a More Fulfilling Life

You will live a more gratifying life if you’re able to stop and smell the roses. Everything around you will become more meaningful. Observing the little details is more than just paying attention; being a mindful person is about paying attention on purpose and without judgment. 

Living a more detail-oriented and mindful life will also provide both physical and mental benefits. Those who practice mindfulness are likely to see a reduction in anxiety and stress – both of which play a large role in mental and physical well-being. 

If you begin noticing the small details of your daily life, you will not only find yourself more productive, but you’ll also find that each moment has more meaning. Finding and noticing these nuances will be beneficial to both your personal and work life. Work will become more meaningful, which will translate across everything you do. 

After you begin noticing, think: How much more extraordinary are the details of my daily life?

About Roy Murad (edited from https://roymurad.ca/)

Roy Murad is a father, husband, business advisor, investor, consummate entrepreneur, and advocate for new business ventures. Over the course of 35 years, Roy Murad has amassed a wealth of experience from building businesses, guiding companies, and identifying strong investment opportunities – all while nurturing a thriving family. Now, he looks to share his valuable experience with everyone who desires to live a balanced and successful life.

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