out of touch with the satisfaction inherent in the simple?
avenues of enjoyment are all around us, yet we often ignore them while
chasing after the big stuff. Why? Sometimes we don't even know because
bigger and better seems written into the trends of culture. But if you
pay attention, you can feel the body and mind tugging at you to reward
yourself with more simple moments like the cat does.
seeing it as a bummer when you don't have plans on a weekend, it's a
perfect opportunity to relish in simple activities. If you enjoy
cooking, pull out that unique recipe you've had stored away for months
in a kitchen cupboard. Let the process of cooking and eating your food
deliver as much reward as you imagine a "big" experience would.
you want to try your own form of preening, soak your hands in warm
water for 15-20 minutes, then massage lotion into them while watching
T.V. or listening to music. You could do the same for your feet.
Practice a new hair do for no reason at all, that no one will see but
you. Re-arrange your closet and notice how your taste has changed over
time. Write a short story, even if you've never done it before. Play
piano or learn how to play. Make up a new song.
like making coffee, washing the dishes, or walking the dog are all
simple moments that offer not only satisfaction, but also an anchor
during strange or stressful times. Just because you don't get a blue
ribbon or trophy for creatively stacking the dishwasher doesn't mean
it's an unimportant or useless part of your day. How you approach the
simplest moments can influence how you approach other experiences in
life, large or small.
This week, let yourself find satisfaction in the simple.