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Enjoying the moment

Welcome back after another rainy weekend. But hey, we are getting plenty of fantastic indications that Spring is on the way. I do so love this season, it never fails to wake me up and nature always provides plenty of surprises.

This weeks’ extract taken from my book, Future Proof Yourself, is all about enjoying the moment

Ask yourself, when was the last time you sat down and just enjoyed a simple pleasure and said to yourself this is great?

  • A chat with friends.
  • A cup of tea outside.
  • Reading a magazine or a book.
  • Standing under an umbrella in the pouring rain.
  • Listening to inspiring music.
  • Enjoying a joke.
  • Really looking at a picture and taking in all the detail.
  • Walking in a city, admiring the architecture and thinking about its history.

Challenge yourself every day to think of at least one moment when you can stop and think to yourself:

“This is really good — I’m so pleased that I’m here.”

Don’t feel you have to take a picture of the moment and share it on social media though — just enjoy the moment for yourself!

I have never understood why parents spend all their time watching their children’s school plays and events through a camera lens. Get one person to record it and share it so that everybody else can enjoy the moment.

Enjoy the moment by being present; in other words, give your undivided attention to a person or a situation and don’t start thinking about the other things you might need to be doing. Stop rushing about; you aren’t that important that other people can’t cope without you.

Not everything needs to be done today; prioritise and do one thing at a time — less juggling, more enjoying. Eat and drink more slowly; it’s not going to run away; you are not in a competition as to who can eat the fastest.

If you don’t do it for yourself, who is going to do it for you?

Extracts taken from Chapter Six: Developing a Clever Way of Thinking (Future Proof Yourself by David Yeabsley)

You can find more details on this and other future proofing yourself ideas in my new book: Future Proof Yourself via:

The Endless Bookcase or Amazon

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