Visit a busy place.
Sit in the place for 15 minutes, and observe the people around you.
Use your notebook to describe the people you see – in as much detail as possible.
Consider the clothes, their gait, their expression.
Do not make judgements, only observations.
We spend a great deal of time making assumptions about people, immediate reactions to what we see. Part of being curious is about taking the time not to leap to a conclusion, but observing and inquiring.
Forcing yourself to only make objective notes, about what you can see, in as much detail as possible can help you see past the assumption, and see more than first impressions.
This is one of several observation exercises on OneDayCurious