During the past few days, I’ve had several conversations with family, friends, clients, and colleagues regarding time. “Time moves too fast and there is not enough time in one day to accomplish everything,” some explained. “Time moves too slowly and the days drag,” others mentioned. Many criticized themselves for not utilizing time in the way they believe is productive.
I have experienced all of the above.
Particularly in the holiday time of year, our minds become preoccupied with time. We’re facing the end of one year and the beginning of another, and in the process, we may be engaging in added responsibilities that consume our daily schedule. Time seems more limited and becomes more of a precious commodity than it was before.
I wonder what it would be like if we were to savor each moment rather than focus on the time of each moment’s passage?Try this Mindfulness Activity to Help You Savor Each Moment Click To Tweet
Try this mindfulness activity and journal your answers to the reflection questions below:
1. Allow Yourself a Pause. Take one deep breath, inhaling fully and exhaling completely. Allow your breath to guide you into a greater awareness of this moment right now.
2. What do you notice after taking one deep breath? How do your muscles feel? Where is your mind guiding your thoughts? Do you notice anything about where you are now (sights, sounds, etc.) that you haven’t noticed before?
3. Ask yourself, what can you appreciate about this present moment? Take one deep breath and invite gratitude for what you are experiencing now.
4. Ask yourself, what is challenging about this present moment? What opportunities are these challenges providing you in knowledge, wisdom, and understanding? Take one deep breath and invite gratitude for what you experiencing now.
When we allow ourselves to fully experience the joys and challenges of the present moment without resistance, we savor what the moment brings.
How does savoring the moment change your perception of time?
I invite you to contact me to share your thoughts and experiences with this exercise. I am happy to guide you through additional introspection.
With Love, Light and Gratitude,