Motivation Monday: Savor the Moment

May 13, 2013 | Motivation Monday | 0 comments

Hello, Monday. Here you are again. Let’s do this.

I had a great weekend. And I’m not going to let Monday ruin that momentum. Among other really awesome things, I went to a Wild Women’s Circle. As weird as it sounds, it’s a really great way to connect with other women, share your thoughts in a judgement free zone, and invite in positivity and self discovery. At least for me.

This month, we discussed “savoring the moment”. It really resonated with me! I am such a go, go, go woman. I forget to stop and savor the moment. And, I forget how to find love in difficult moments. One of the exercises asked me to envision a time when I felt love, and explore how that memory feels now. Then, remembering how I felt in that moment, I was asked to explore how I can try to reach that feeling within a mundane moment like sending an email, riding the subway, or eating breakfast. And then, explore how I can find that love in a difficult moment, like during an argument or after a disappointment. Something to think about. Being happy takes intention. So make a point to be happy and enjoy the moment!

Here’s your does of Motivation Monday!

Live life in the first row - via Hurray Kimmay blogLive life in the front row ::source::

Stop and smell the roses - via Hurray KimmayStop and smell the roses ::source::

Choose to see the good stuff - via Hurray KimmayChoose to see the good stuff ::source::

Enjoy life now via Hurray Kimmay Enjoy life now ::source::

Enjoy every moment via Hurray KimmayEnjoy every moment ::source::

And lastly, the lyrics to “The 59th Street Bridge song (Feelin’ Groovy)” by Simon and Garfunkel. I grew up listening to this oldie and always thought it was fun. But I had no idea that it was not called “Feelin’ Groovy” until right now. I live just over the 59th street Bridge in Queens and take this bridge all the time. How cool is that? It’s meant to be a song for me!

Slow down, you move too fast.
You got to make the morning last.
Just kicking down the cobble stones.
Looking for fun and feelin’ groovy.

Ba da, Ba da, Ba da, Ba da…Feelin’ Groovy.

Hello lamp-post,
What cha knowin’?
I’ve come to watch your flowers growin’.
Ain’t cha got no rhymes for me?
Doot-in’ doo-doo,
Feelin’ groovy.

I’ve got no deeds to do,
No promises to keep.
I’m dappled and drowsy and ready to sleep.
Let the morning time drop all its petals on me.
Life, I love you,
All is groovy.

Obviously life is not always groovy. Life can be tough. But enjoying the moment, and not looking ahead, thinking back, or worrying about things that are not currently around you … that’s real joy. It takes practice, and I intend to practice this week and make it an on-going habit. I choose to savor the moment!

How do you savor the moment? What’s your secret for finding joy in the moment? Need help – let me know!