07/30/2015 07:00 am ET Updated Jul 30, 2015

These Lovely Illustrations Are Proof There's Beauty Outside Our Phones

All you need to do is look up.

When was the last time you truly took in your surroundings?

It's no secret that we can sometimes become slaves to our smartphones, which makes unplugging every once in a while incredibly crucial. One way to do it? Reconnect with the world.

Simply taking the time to notice the beauty around you -- especially in nature -- can increase your happiness tremendously. But for those who can't get outside ASAP, these beautiful illustrations are a good quick fix.

Take a look at the inspiring messages below from illustrator Mike Medaglia. They remind us that there's life and meaning everywhere -- especially outdoors and beyond our smartphones.

Mike Medaglia
Mike Medaglia
Mike Medaglia
Mike Medaglia


Mike Medaglia is a comics artist and illustrator originally from Canada, now living in London. His book One Year Wiser will be published later this fall from SelfMadeHero. His work explores spirituality and comics, and he also produces a monthly comic for The Huffington Post UK. To learn more, visit his personal website, Facebook or follow him on Twitter.


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