When we look back on life, it’s the moments, not the things that we remember.
When I think about the best memories I've ever had and my favorite holiday experiences it's all about the moments and the people. I hardly remember any gifts. The greatest gift we can give our loved ones is our time and full attention because memories and moments are the gifts that stay with us forever. Let go of the stress to find the perfect gift and just be there for those you love.
✨4 Tips to Be More Present and Enjoy Life✨
1. Slow Down and Breathe - Anytime you are feeling stressed or anxious close your eyes and take 5-10 deep breaths. It is impossible to stress and focus on anxiety when you breathe deeply. It resets your body and your mind and it forces you into the present moment.
2. See the World with Childlike Eyes - My friend took this picture of her 6 month old daughter gazing up at the Chicago skyline and there is so much awe in her eyes. Remember how exciting things were when you experienced them for the first time? How can you recommit to that excitement and appreciate the world around you as if it were the first time.
3. Reach out to Loved Ones - Everything is better in life when it is shared or experienced with others. Reach out to those you love and make them a priority.
4. Social Media Break - Social media leads to comparison and anxiety. It puts your focus on someone else's world and takes away from your world in front of you. I challenge you to take a few days without social media and experience what it feels like.
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