To stay sane, one needs to find time to step away from the hectic 9-to-5 every now and then. For this, a lot of us turn to traveling and even going on mini, everyday adventures like checking out the new exhibit at the nearby art gallery. Make the most of these moments and soak in all that you can. Here are some tips:

Take In Your Surroundings

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Most will agree that though traveling is for the most part enriching and enjoyable, it can also be quite stressful. Going on adventures involves planning, logistics, and often on-the-spot problem-solving. There’s a lot to process when you’re someplace new. With all that, be careful not to miss the forest for the trees.

Remember to be mindful of where you are. Take your eyes off the map app on your phone and look at your surroundings. There’s a lot to see so slow down! Take mental pictures first and then take the photos on your phone.

Be Aware of All Your Senses

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Feel more present in your body and be more mindful of all your senses. They’re tools that are readily available to you 24/7.

In a previous blog post, we encouraged you to take advantage of the five senses—sight, sound, smell, touch, and taste—to get maximum impact for your home. When you go on adventures, use them to your advantage too. Get the full experience by noticing not just what you see but also what you can hear and smell. See if there are interesting textures you can touch or new food you can try.

Open Yourself Up to Inspiration

Inspiration is all around, you only need to open yourself up to it! We just launched a new series on the Boysen Facebook page called Color Wanderer. The idea is simple: We want to celebrate the beautiful hues already present in our lives.

Through Color Wanderer, we’ll give you close color matches lifted from videos you could’ve taken yourself. Locations include the beach, a Chinese New Year celebration, a local market, and wherever else colors abound. The hope is that this encourages you to find color inspiration wherever you go as well.

The Color Wanderer posts contain the exact paint color code. Take a screenshot and show it at a Boysen Mix and Match station to have it mixed as paint for your home.

We also created sample rooms so you get a better picture of what the paint color will look like on walls.

We’re excited to share with you everything we have lined up for Color Wanderer. Check out the Boysen Facebook page and consider giving it a like so you get to see the next ones in the series. We have lots of informative and fun posts there too. There’s something for everyone whether you’re a home design enthusiast, a painting newbie, or a professional in the industry.

See you around, Color Wanderers!

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Jill is a writer on a continuous journey to learn about paint and share them with you, the reader. She has an interest in the technical side of things but also thoroughly enjoys playing with colors. She likes calm greens, quiet blues, and mellow yellows best.

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