Looking up (e.g. away from my iPhone, laptop, TV, etc.) is something that I actually have to really try hard to do, which is sad but the cold hard reality of living in 2014, no? Living in Los Angeles has really opened up my eyes to the fact that we’re just constantly surrounded by such pure beauty that sometimes people, including myself, really take it for granted…but not anymore. I was approached by smartwater to talk about their new look up Instagram challenge and I was TOTALLY into the idea.
Follow @smartwater on Instagram so you can upload your own “look up” photos by using the hash tag #lookupsweepstakes. A few days ago I took a technology break to look up and guys, I was totally floored with what I saw. It’s kind of crazy that I was so taken aback because, for one, I’ve lived in LA (and my apartment) for the past five years, with the same view, the same palm trees, the same Hollywood Hills…but looking up with the purpose of taking a break from technology gave me a different and new perspective that really hit me hard. After looking up on my balcony, I went up to my rooftop pool and looked up at the beautiful hills of Hollywood. After taking this look up time for myself, I’m really inspired to make sure that I look up at LEAST once a day from now on…even if that means I go outside for a walk around my neighborhood, or even standing on my balcony for a few minutes just to take in the natural beauty that surrounds me.
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