Life can get crazy. Our To Do lists are too long and our stress levels are too high. For me, life is difficult right now. I have a lot of unanswered questions and there are a lot of things I’d like to see happen in my life. Sometimes, I can get caught up in the stress, frustration, and uncertainty I feel about the future.
Then I bring myself back to the present moment. All I have is right now. I can’t control the future. There is no sense in getting worked up about it. All I can do is make my best effort to enjoy right now.
For the minimalist, pleasures abound. I don’t need an elaborate scheme and a whole bunch of stuff to enjoy the moment. Today, I’d like to share a few of life’s simple pleasures that you can experience right now:
- A steaming cup of good tea
- A good dinner
- A hot shower
- Writing in a journal
- A nice walk outside
- A long nap
- Reading a good book
- Talking with a good friend
- Reading your favorite blog
- A cool drink (Especially if that drink is a margarita)
- Time with family
- Holding a baby
- Listening to your favorite artist
- Learning something new
- Polishing your fingernails
- Going to bed early
- Making a fruit smoothie
- Doing yoga
There are a thousand ways to enjoy the moment. Many are free and don’t require anything special. When I focus my time on doing what I can to enjoy my life right now, it makes a huge difference. My mood is better. I am more productive. I am more hopeful.
These are some of the things I turn to when I need a pick-me-up. What are your favorite simple pleasures?
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