Finding Joy in Everyday Life

Special event, celebrations, accomplishment, etc. are wonderful however noticing the joy in everyday life is priceless and will help sustain you.

Everyday moments are precious. They can be full of love and laughter. Living today means enjoying every single moment and experiencing each event fully.

It is easy to forget how whole your life is when we fill ourselves with stress and worry. Our mindset choices can cause us to miss out on so much.

So, choose to enjoy every single moment. Savor everyday moments to appreciate the beauty of life.

When you feel stressed or anxious, remember to breathe deeply. Remind yourself to slow down and think of all the ways things can go RIGHT!

When you are having trouble relaxing, take deep breaths and focus on your breath. Let your mind go blank, focusing only on the breath moving through your lungs.

Choose to enjoy everyday moments and be grateful. This will change the flow of your energy, as you begin to practice gratitude and appreciation for each moment.

Choose to accept yourself as you are and feel grateful for all you have.

Notice how you react to stressful situations and take note of your reactions to frustration, anger, or disappointment. Rather than focusing on these negative feelings, shift your attention to the here and now. Think about what you'd like to do next. If you find that your actions are far from productive, sit quietly and enjoy the moments.

Today, choose to focus on appreciating all that is good in your life. Enjoy the goodness of your life.

Self-Reflection Questions:

1. When was the last time I stopped to enjoy my current environment?

2. Can I tell myself one thing today that I appreciate about myself / my current situation?

3. Is there something stopping me from being grateful?

- Euronda Travis, LPC