“Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it’s at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.”
Every minute matters. Either we are being intentional with how we spend our time or we are choosing to let it slip through our fingers. I know that I have been guilty far too often in life of living in, and for, the future instead of enjoying the moment at hand.
It is easy to talk about but how do you really do it? Where do you start? One practice that I started following just over four years ago was the habit of a keeping a daily gratitude journal. I found that simply writing down the things that happened during the day for which I was most grateful for helped me connect to the moment. Looking back through those journals I have much more appreciation for how precious life is.
I still struggle with this, and I probably always will. Having a daily focus point is one way I have found to stay grounded in the power of being present? What has worked for you?