I used to wonder about the people who lived for vacations all the while wasting their life away until I did the same. Day-to-day life seemed to pale in comparison to the adventure and moment-to-moment living characteristic of a trip across the country or abroad. I began daydreaming about my next trip while still on the one I was on. And in doing so, I let life pass me by.
It’s the same thing we do when we’re thinking about a better job, wishing for a new relationship, a “better” body or occupying our precious time with tech toys. It seems to make the moments go by faster. It feels like the suitable remedy to wave off the doldrums, but what we’re really doing is wishing the current moment away.
More importantly, I’ve learned that there is a way to thoroughly enjoy your life, to actually savor it, by just being in the present moment. Activities we dread like doing the dishes, paying the bills, going to the market or even waiting at the doctor’s office doesn’t have to feel so boring and tedious. Surprisingly, experiencing each moment can feel as relaxing and invigorating as being on vacation.
Don’t believe me?
Read our top posts this week on savoring food, setting limits on technology and you will. Enjoy!
90 Percent Chance Of Being Depressed
(Mental Health Humor) – Do online tests really work? Our blogger investigates and finds a way to look on the bright side despite going through a difficult time.
5 Ways To Enjoy Eating & Savor Your Food
(Weightless) – The surprising truth about healthy eating? It’s all about enjoying and savoring your food. Get the tips you need to rediscover how here.
Is Technology Taking Over Your Life?
(Sorting Out Your Life) – Does technology bring us closer together or further apart? A helpful post on setting limits to prevent technology from controlling your life.
Mindfulness is Doing What You’re Doing
(Dialectical Behavior Therapy Understood) – The good thing about being more mindful (besides all the stress reducing benefits) is that it doesn’t take skill, time or money to do it. You can practice mindfulness simply by being present in anything that you’re doing right now, in this moment. Go here to try it for yourself.
5 Quick Fixes for Overwhelmed HSP’s (Highly Sensitive People)
(ADHD from A to Zoë) – A lot of people with ADHD are also HSP. What do you do if you’re overwhelmed with your emotions? Follow Zoë’s lead and learn ways to manage your emotions wisely.
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Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 10 Jul 2012
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Uyemura, B. (2012). Best of Our Blogs: July 10, 2012. Psych Central. Retrieved on March 8, 2014, from http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2012/07/10/best-of-our-blogs-july-10-2012/