LEARNING TO ENJOY THE LITTLE MOMENTS

 

Lately, I have notice how my daughter finds so much joy in the simple things. 

Chatting with the birds out the window, the excitement over a bath, dancing to music, finding the tiniest speck of something on the carpet, and so many other little moments. 

Her child wonderment is such a beautiful thing. Constantly looking around, picking things up, and smiling when she discovers something new.

Observing these moments got me to thinking about how eventually that wonderment and excitement gets lost. We soon start to go through the motions of day-to-day life. 

Why does that happen?

Think back to yesterday and try to remember at least one small thing that brought you joy. 

I’ll wait….

Was it easy to remember something or did you find it difficult? 

Chances are there were little moments that brought you joy, but you dismissed them without giving much thought. I know I am guilty of doing this, which is why I’m working on becoming more intentional in my day-to-day life. 

I’m going to put my phone down! It is so easy to miss out on moments when you’re scrolling through Instagram or not hear something important when you’re catching up on the latest celebrity gossip. 

Work on a daily meditation practice. I really like the app Calm to help with this. I notice when I do meditate I appear to be more relaxed and in the moment. 

Put an end to multitasking. As moms I think we thrive on multitasking and are quite proud of it. Oh look at me, I can hold a baby, talk on my phone, and cook dinner at once! 😉 Doing one thing at a time usually means you’re giving it your best effort, not a little effort in a million things at once.

At the end of the day, I’m going to write down 3-5 things that brought me joy. I had a really good habit of doing this at one time in my life, but haven’t done it in years. I’m also going to get back in the habit of telling my husband one thing I loved about him that day before we drift off to sleep. 

These a simple things to do to work on being more present and finding the joy in every day. I can’t promise I’ll be perfect, but I know I’ll be better than I was before. 

What can you do to enjoy the little moments in life?

 

 

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