In The Art of Noticing, Rob Walker teaches how you can tune out the world’s white noise to find joy every day. One way to bring focus to what really matters is learning to enjoy being alone. Here are five mindful exercises you can do right now to help you get started.
Rob Walker is a journalist who writes about design, technology, business and the arts, among other subjects. He writes The Workologist for the Sunday Business section of The New York Times and contributes to a wide range of publications, including The Atlantic, NewYorker.com, The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, The Boston Globe and Bloomberg Businessweek. His previous books include Significant Objects: 100 Extraordinary Stories About Ordinary Things (co-authored with Joshua Glenn) and Buying In. He is on the faculty of the Products of Design MFA program at the School of Visual Arts. He lives in New Orleans, USA.