Do you know what is the most important thing you have right now?
No, this is not your money.
As much as you’d like to believe, it’s not your mobile phone or social media.
It is the present moment that you are in. Not only is it the most important, if you look at it right, this present moment is all you have. The future has not happened yet, and the past is left far behind. So the only place you are realistically is in the present moment. This is why you need to enjoy the moment that you are in. You need to be fully and completely present in this moment and get the most out of it.
However, as human beings, it is almost inevitable to feel regrets about the past and dream about the future. We still obsess over what we could have done differently to make a difference than we would actually do right now. All this thinking and preparing for the future is good, but in the course of it, we lose the most important thing we have – the present.
Learning to truly enjoy the moment in the moment allows you to have a greater sense of calm, clarity, and positivity. By allowing you to be more involved in the activities you are currently doing and the people you are talking to, enjoying the moment will enable you to become a healthier, more effective version of yourself. Let’s find out the best ways to enjoy the moment when you are in it.
1. Celebrate the little things.
Think of the smallest things that help you smile every day – plants, flowers, dogs, or the colorful sky. Now try to be more grateful for these little things and celebrate their existence. Nothing has to be too big. Just a little acknowledgment that there are these little things that make you happy is enough to keep you grounded. Whether it’s the perfect coffee or your favorite blanket – take a second to appreciate its perfect presence in the present moment.
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2. Enjoy the moments of silence.
In the daily hustle and bustle of our lives, silence is something we don’t see very often. Think about it, when was the last time you actually experienced a few minutes of silence? In order to learn to savor the moments, one needs to embrace the moments of silence and not try to fill them with everyday noise. Yes, music and podcasts are great. But they take you away from the moment you are currently in. On the other hand, finding peace and quiet in silence allows you to meditate and connect with your feelings. So the next time you have a moment of silence, enjoy it.
3. Talk to people (actual face-to-face conversations).
The massive digital revolution has changed the way we communicate with people. It’s much easier to send a photo, message, or meme to a person than to actually meet them in person. We can go days and weeks without seeing our loved ones. Connecting with your friends and family will help you feel more present. Yes, texting and calling is great sometimes. But nothing beats moments of pure joy spent in the company of the people you love.
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We hope these ideas help you learn how to savor the present moment and live it to the fullest. The basic idea is to know that life is about being here, in this very moment. It’s choices, decisions, and the ability to laugh, breathe, and focus on where you are now.
Mindfulness is another great way to learn how to savor every moment and live it to the fullest. To learn more about mindfulness, click here.
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