The Little Things that Make Life Worth Living
It truly is the little things in life that bring us the most joy. Those moments that brighten our day. The things that make us smile when we recall them even months or years later.
I think when our days are chaotic and life seems to be happening to us, it’s extremely difficult to take notice of these little joys. After all, we’ve got too much to do to be bothered. If feel like if we slow down, we’ll only be that much more behind.
I know it seems counter intuitive, but often taking the time to slowing down and truly being present can help us be more productive. First off, with a clearer mind, we tend to make a whole lot fewer mistakes. This means we waste less time fixing those errors.
Be Fully Present
The other thing is that being fully present, helps us regain perspective about our life. Think of it as fuel for your body and your soul. Taking the time to give yourself a little break to recharge your batteries while also experiencing firsthand that life doesn’t have to be a grind.
Recognizing that life is about more than the chaos you feel in everyday life. It is also about love, laughter, and connection. It’s about creativity, adventure, and enjoyment.
So, I ask, what brings you joy in your day to day life. What makes you smile? What makes you feel more positive about your world? What recharges your mind and your energy reserves so that the next day seems just a little easier to handle.
Make a Conscious Choice
Take stock. Make a choice right now to purposefully add more of these things in your day. Try to fit something in each week, even daily if you can. The key though is truly being present when you are doing these things.
Make the most of this time. Don’t multitask. Just enjoy the moment. It truly will make all the difference.