Enjoy the moment. Too often we worry about the future and think about the past. Too often we wonder how long our happiness will last. Too often we wonder why we’re happy rather than just enjoy it. We need to learn to live in the moment and make it last. In order to do that, we need to increase our flow. Flow means when we are so absorbed in something that we lose track of time and other things around us. For example, when you are so engrossed in rock climbing, you forget that you’ve been climbing for two hours, because it’s so exhilarating. Now, the feeling of flow can be addictive, so we must make sure that it doesn’t completely take over our lives and make us ignore important people or tasks. However, find what makes you flow! Try new things. Enjoy the moment. Don’t be thinking about work when you’re with your loved ones, then think about your loved ones when you’re at work. Simply do what’s in front of you. Be aware of the sensations you feel within you as well as the physical sensations that accompany that (i.e. I feel annoyed at this. My stomach is tense and my jaw is set). Record feelings and sensations you want to keep and what happened that made you feel that way. Then, try to replicate those activities and sensations.
“My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just enjoy your ice cream while it’s on your plate.” ~ Thornton Wilder