It’s so easy to get distracted by a million different things that are designed to grab our attention, isn’t it? It’s so easy to slowly stop taking the time to enjoy the little things in life because we often are too busy worrying or rushing from one place to another …
How much time is given to enjoy the little things in life?
I asked five friends to tell me what aspect of their daily routines they often rush or don’t enjoy and how they would like to do it differently. What could make a difference?
This is the list we came up with and our ideas to bring mindfulness into our lives by focusing on those. We resolved to take the time to enjoy the small pleasure in life even when we feel there is no time. We set the following intention: for one week to try one of the following activities. But in a different way: bringing awareness to the small details of our experience rather than worrying and thinking about it or other things.
- Taking time for breakfast. Simply focusing on the food and no tablets, books, etc. Either in bed or at our favorite coffee shop or sitting down properly (…and not at the office working or standing up).
- Taking time a for long bath or shower at the end of the day. Simply enjoying on the feeling of the muscle relaxing and the sensations of warm water on the skin, etc. Using organic bath oils or shower gel to re-establish a sense of caring for our body.
- Taking time to listen to a new song. Or listening to a favorite song on repeat for ten or fifteen minutes whilst not doing anything else!
- Cooking with organic food instead of getting a ready meal out of the fridge or take away. Simply focusing on each stage of the process without rushing to finish quickly.
- Taking time for a brisk walk. Possibly in a place in nature. Focusing on the process of walking like the feeling of the feet on the ground.
What would you add to this list? And how would you do it differently to make a difference in your life?
A useful reminder … “Enjoy the little things, for one day you make look back and realize they were the big things.” ~ Robert Brault
I might add to the list ‘meditate’ but that can really be done but all things you mentioned are, in their own way, a form of meditation!
Best of luck
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