My friend Heather Maltman and I decided to rent a log cabin in the middle of nowhere and live off the land for 48 hours without communication to the outside world. Okay, slightly exaggerated…it was a house near Bowral and we did the grocery shopping on the way.
We needed to clear our minds and get our shit together to start fresh so we turned our phones off and let the magic happen.
The first hour took some adjusting, we had posted that we were doing the detox and the natural habit for me was to grab my phone to check my notifications; this was a sign that I was doing the right thing. Put the phone down, Mel.
So, I decided to just sit still and listen.
My hearing changes and it’s honestly like I was just given this super power with heightened hearing because I was hearing things differently and noticing things that I hadn’t for a while.
I could hear the leaves falling from the trees and I became mesmerised looking out the window. How could something so simple be so beautiful and why had I stopped noticing this?