March 27, 2012
Life can be crazy. Hectic. Stressful. Sad.
But it can also be full of joy and passion….beauty and bliss.
The secret is to not only make it past the rough patches, but also fully experience the good times.
Below are 3 tips to help you do just that…
1. Realize You’re in the Moment.
The first step is to realize that you’re in the middle of something good. It could be a beautiful day on your family vacation, a perfect afternoon with the kids, a warm sun and a cool breeze. Or it could be spending precious time with that one special person in your life…
2. Take a Step Back.
Once you make the realization, stop for a moment and take a step back to briefly remove yourself from the situation.
Don’t go anywhere. Merely check out for a minute or two, mentally.
While you do, imagine as if the moment occurred in the past. Picture how happy you were, the details of the scene, the others around you.
Feel the emotions you felt, see and hear the faces and sounds. Remember how much you enjoyed the time, and how much you’d like to enjoy it again.
Then realize that this wonderful memory is no memory at all. It’s happening–right now.
Make your re-entry into the scene and enjoy it like no one else.
This moment, like all times in our lives, will eventually end. But whereas most people don’t give the experience a second thought, you’ll be the one who gets the most out of every drop of joy
and minute of happiness.
You’ll get twice as much from life without lifting a finger.
Until next time…