It is a common feature of most people to have more stuff than they need and even more than they want.
Even those who are conscious of their intentions not to accumulate trash, still hold something “In case I need it,” because “if something happens”
Storing and trying to get rid of unnecessary stuff becomes a source of stress.
No need to climb Everest, vacation in the Maldives or go to a concert of the world’s most popular band of the year to enjoy life.
One has to learn how to enjoy the small things, to enjoy the unique and beautiful moments of life.
Today, the word “wonderful” has become too overdone.
After eating a piece of pizza, we say it was wonderful, buying a new sweater and praising it again is wonderful.
But are these things really worth our surprise?
What brings the true feeling of respectful awe in life?
This quote about life and small things beauty fits perfectly here:
Research shows that even small things are as exciting as big events like climbing the highest peak in the world, creating a new poem or a piece of music.
The sense of wonder comes in the most common places, in the most everyday situations. You just need to learn to notice and respond to those amazing things with an open, gentle mind.
Such joyful moments have a positive effect on the body, mind and soul.
He can visit his favorite band at a live music concert or listen to Shakespeare’s sonnet. Even storms and other natural disasters can create a respectful sense of wonder (for example, a reminder of nature’s wildness and unbridled power).
In such moments, greatness, the unspeakable beauty of words, the fearful energy and mystery can change our understanding of the meaning of life, the uniqueness of ourselves and others, and help us believe that there is something above us.
Very often, such feelings change lives irreversibly.
According to scientists, beautiful places of nature cause greater amazement, admiration, sympathy and feelings of sacrifice than less attractive places.
Most people have favorite places that are easy to reach when they want to be surrounded by nature.
Simple life tips for learning how to enjoy small things:
- Finding interest in inspiring personalities. Read biographies of famous people, watch such films. Maybe it’s people who have had extraordinary talents or changed history. Let yourself be inspired by their energy and role model.
- Admire the art. Good art forms of all kinds, be it music, sculpture, architecture, cinema. Anything that pleases the heart and makes you happy, helps you discover new connections and broadens your horizons. Going to local concerts, visiting galleries, reading books, listening to music or watching good movies at home.
- Spending time with kids. Young children seem to live in a state of constant amazement and fascination. They are surprised and enchanted by almost everything they see. Such sincere observation is contagious and can help to look at the world through other eyes. Slow down the pace. To learn to notice the little things in life, one must learn to slow down the pace of life, to forget what is disturbing and to be here and now. Of course, dipping into blissful nirvana in the middle of the working day can be difficult and even impossible, but regular relaxation exercises, done briefly but regularly, help relieve stress and strengthen your receptors for wonder.
- To go outside. Often people never realize how many wonderful things are right next to them. How many images, smells, sounds around them they do not notice, drowning in the hustle and bustle of everyday affairs. Occasionally, a stroll through a park near your home can create a sense of wonder: daffodils blooming, sun-drenched forest, or a kid playing in puddles. Whether you are going to the Giza Pyramid in Egypt or the Taj Mahal in India, every city or town has historic buildings or wonderful plant gardens that would take away the promise if you paused and admired them for a moment. In fact, it is not even necessary to go outside. One can admire the magnificence of nature and human work in photographs, documentaries. Wonderful images will act as a powerful cartridge for positivity.