I do the exact same thing.
I find myself sort of standing in the middle of an intersection. Just looking, left, right, up, down and kind of just with a bit of a slumping shoulder, just freeze everything and step away and let everything and everyone do whatever...it's a very busy sensation and well, when I get like that, it's just a lot of wasted energy, but they can't see it.
I do live quite privatly and yup, the winters are rough, but in those secluded moments, i force myself to step outside of my own intersection.
When I do, the Universe usually has some sort of suprising something waiting for me.
This winter, which had/has to do w/the "What do you see?" thread, I have to say...'Good Show.'
The rocks and stones were gifts. Animals brought them. I din't move them or set up a photo op, lol. i just let it unfold.
They now eat from my hand. I hold it out and with two front paws, take whatever I have and we have dinner together